The Sizewell C Project

What happens next

Dates for the Examination can be viewed on the Examination Timetable page.

14/10/2021 – Deadline for close of examination. See the Examination Timetable for further information.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:

  • have not been identified by the Applicant; and
  • did not register to become an Interested Party;

then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.

Timeline (48 items)

The Examining Authority’s notification of a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (PDF, 115KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2MB) has been updated.

20 July 2021

The recordings and transcripts of Issue Specific Hearings 5 – 7 have been published

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 2 MB)

19 July 2021

For those wishing to observe Issue Specific Hearing 7 (Biodiversity and Ecology) in real time, please use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-sizewellc

Please note that the ISHs will start broadcasting LIVE once they open. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

The agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 7 (PDF, 154 KB) (Biodiversity and Ecology) has been republished with a list of documents that may be referred to in the hearing.

15 July 2021

Instructions for all those wishing to participate in the Issue Specific Hearings 5-7 (ISH) have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the ISHs in real time, please use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-sizewellc

Please note that the ISHs will start broadcasting LIVE once they open. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

The agenda for ISH5 (PDF, 141 KB) (Landscape and Visual Impact and Design) has been republished with a list of documents that may be referred to in the hearing.

A submission from the National Trust in lieu of attendance at ISH6 (PDF, 133 KB) (Coastal Geomorphology) has been published.

The recordings and transcripts of Issue Specific Hearings 1 – 4 have been published.

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 2 MB)

12 July 2021

Instructions for all those wishing to participate in the Issue Specific Hearings 1-4 (ISH) have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the ISHs in real time, please use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-sizewellc

Please note that the ISHs will start broadcasting LIVE once they open. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

The Examining Authority has issued the following Issue Specific Hearing Agendas for the week commencing 12 July 2021:

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF 2MB)

05 July 2021

The Deadline 4 submissions have been published.

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted an Additional Submission from Roy Pumfrey (PDF, 116 KB) and a late Deadline 2 submission from Suffolk Constabulary – Updated Written Representation and S106 Comments (PDF, 4 MB).

West Suffolk District Council have made a submission in lieu of attendance at ISH1 (PDF, 81 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF 2MB) has been updated.

02 July 2021

The Examining Authority has issued the following Issue Specific Hearing Agendas for the week commencing 5 July 2021:

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted the following late Deadline 2 submissions:

The Deadline 3 submissions and further Additional Submissions have been published.

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF 2MB)

29 June 2021

The Examining Authority’s Rule 8(3) letter (PDF, 222KB) has been published, giving details of changes to the Examination Timetable, Procedural Decisions and requests for further information.

The Examination Library  (PDF, 1MB) has been updated.

18 June 2021

A note of the Examining Authority’s Unaccompanied Site Inspections on 7,8,9 and 10 June 2021 (PDF, 19KB) has now been published.

Further Additional submissions  have also been published

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 1MB)

15 June 2021

The Examining Authority’s Notification of hearings to be held in July and responses to the Applicant’s notice of intent to submit a request for changes to the application (PDF, 240 KB) has been published. The table within this letter has been updated to remove reference to “morning” sessions.

Additional Relevant Representations in respect of proposed changes to the application (changes 11, 12 and 13 ONLY) Compulsory Acquisition Request in respect of additional land (the Proposed Provision) submitted by the Applicant to the Planning Inspectorate by letter dated 11 January 2021 – have been published

Deadline 2 submissions and further Additional Submissions have also been published

The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspections (ASI) (PDF, 12 MB) have been published and issued to all relevant participants undertaking these events from 8-10 June 2021, including the ASI to Hinkley Point C on 22 June 2021.

08 June 2021

The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspections (ASI) (PDF, 12 MB) have been published and issued to all relevant participants undertaking these events from 8-10 June 2021, including the ASI to Hinkley Point C on 22 June 2021.

Deadline 2 submissions have also been published.

07 June 2021

Submissions for Deadline 2 have been published.

Please note that due to the volume of submissions received for this Deadline the remaining Deadline 2 submissions will be published on Monday 7 June 2021.

04 June 2021

The notification of Accompanied Site Inspections (ASI) and itinerary for the ASI to take place 8 – 10 June 2021 and the ASI to Hinkley Point C on 22 June 2021 has been published.

The Local Impact Report Annexes are now published.

The recordings of the Open Floor Hearings and transcripts have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

Following the Examining Authority’s decision to accept the Applicant’s fifteen changes to the application (PDF, 308kb) for Examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s Proposed Provision (Compulsory Acquisition request in respect of Additional Land – Changes 11, 12 and 13) by 12 noon on Monday 7 June 2021.

Registration and Relevant Representation Form

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s application for Additional Land (Changes 11, 12 and 13) only (PDF, 1,609kb).

NOTE:

Interested Parties who have previously submitted a Relevant Representation should submit any comments on the Changed Application documents, including those relating to Changes 11, 12 and 13 (the Applicant’s request to include additional land) by using the Make a Submission tab and selecting submission item (Comments by registered Interested Parties only on any updated application documents and Changed Application documents) under Deadline 2, or by sending an email to [email protected]

21 May 2021

Instructions for all those wishing to participate in the Open Floor Hearings (OFH) have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the OFHs in real time, please use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-sizewellc

Please note that the OFHs will start broadcasting LIVE once they open. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

Please note that further Local Impact Report Annexes are still to be published.

The detailed agenda for the Open Floor Hearings 18-21 May 2021 (PDF, 251kb) has been updated.

Please note that further Local Impact Report Annexes are still to be published.

Following the Examining Authority’s decision to accept the Applicant’s fifteen changes to the application (PDF, 308kb) for Examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s Proposed Provision (Compulsory Acquisition request in respect of Additional Land – Changes 11, 12 and 13) by 12 noon on Monday 7 June 2021.

Registration and Relevant Representation Form

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s application for Additional Land (Changes 11, 12 and 13) only (PDF, 1,609kb).

NOTE:

Interested Parties who have previously submitted a Relevant Representation should submit any comments on the Changed Application documents, including those relating to Changes 11, 12 and 13 (the Applicant’s request to include additional land) by using the Make a Submission tab and selecting submission item (Comments by registered Interested Parties only on any updated application documents and Changed Application documents) under Deadline 2, or by sending an email to [email protected]

17 May 2021

The submissions for Deadline 1 have been published.

The detailed agenda for the Open Floor Hearings 18-21 May 2021 (PDF, 251kb) has been published.

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Chiara Stuttard (PDF, 136kb).

Please note that further Local Impact Report Annexes are still to be published.

Following the Examining Authority’s decision to accept the Applicant’s fifteen changes to the application (PDF, 308kb) for Examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s Proposed Provision (Compulsory Acquisition request in respect of Additional Land – Changes 11, 12 and 13) by 12 noon on Monday 7 June 2021.

Registration and Relevant Representation Form

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s application for Additional Land (Changes 11, 12 and 13) only (PDF, 1,609kb).

NOTE:

Interested Parties who have previously submitted a Relevant Representation should submit any comments on the Changed Application documents, including those relating to Changes 11, 12 and 13 (the Applicant’s request to include additional land) by using the Make a Submission tab and selecting submission item (Comments by registered Interested Parties only on any updated application documents and Changed Application documents) under Deadline 2, or by sending an email to [email protected]

14 May 2021

Open Floor Hearing Participation Form

Following the Examining Authority’s decision to accept the Applicant’s fifteen changes to the application (PDF, 308kb)  for Examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s Proposed Provision (Compulsory Acquisition request in respect of Additional Land – Changes 11, 12 and 13) by 12 noon on Monday 7 June 2021.

Registration and Relevant Representation Form

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s application for Additional Land (Changes 11, 12 and 13) only (PDF, 1,609kb).

NOTE:

Interested Parties who have previously submitted a Relevant Representation should submit any comments on the Changed Application documents, including those relating to Changes 11, 12 and 13 (the Applicant’s request to include additional land) by using the Make a Submission tab and selecting submission item (Comments by registered Interested Parties only on any updated application documents and Changed Application documents) under Deadline 2, or by sending an email to [email protected]

28 April 2021

Open Floor Hearing Participation Form

The Examining Authority’s Rule 8 letter (PDF, 558kb) has been published, giving details of the Examination Timetable, Procedural Decisions, Examining Authority’s first written questions and notification of hearings.

The Examining Authority has also made a Procedural Decision (PDF, 308kb) regarding the Applicant’s proposed changes to the application. The Examination Library (PDF, 729kb) will be updated shortly.

21 April 2021

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

21 April 2021

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) Part 2 have been sent. For those wishing to observe in real time, please use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-sizewellc

Please note that the PM will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens at 10.00 on Wednesday 14 April 2021. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

The Examining Authority (ExA) has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the following:
Ian Cook  (PDF, 15 KB)
Southwold Town Council  (initially published as a Procedural Deadline B submission) (PDF,52KB)
Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth  (PDF, 171 KB)

The Examination Library (PDF,  KB) has been updated.

14 April 2021
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
14 April 2021

The submissions to Procedural Deadline B have now been published

The Examining Authority has published a detailed agenda for the Preliminary Meeting Part 2  (PDF, 145 KB) to be held on Wednesday 14 April 2021

The Examining Authority (ExA) has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the following:

The Examination Library (PDF, 858 KB) has been updated

09 April 2021

The recording of the Preliminary Meeting – Part 1 (Day 1 sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4) on 23 March 2021 and the Transcripts have been published.

The recording of the Preliminary Meeting – Part 1 (Day 2 sessions 1 , 2, 3 and 4) on 24 March 2021 and the Transcripts have been published.

Any responses to matters discussed during the Preliminary Meeting must be submitted by Procedural Deadline B (Wednesday 7 April 2021).

06 April 2021

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) have been sent. For those wishing to observe in real time, please use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-sizewellc

Please note that the resumed PM Part 1 will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens at 10.00 on Wednesday 24 March 2021

We would remind those observing the PM that there is an opportunity to provide any written responses to matters raised at the PM by Procedural Deadline B (7 April 2021).

24 March 2021

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) have been sent. For those wishing to observe in real time, please use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-sizewellc

Please note that the PM will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens at 10.00 on Tuesday 23 March 2021. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

We would remind those observing the PM that there is an opportunity to provide any written responses to matters raised at the PM by Procedural Deadline B (7 April 2021).

22 March 2021

The Examining Authority has published a detailed agenda for the Preliminary Meeting Part 1 to be held on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

19 March 2021

A report of the responses to the Preliminary Meeting Participation Form (PDF, 991 KB) has been published. The Examining Authority (ExA) has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the following:

15 March 2021

The submissions to Procedural Deadline A have now been published.

11 March 2021

The Examining Authority has issued a request for further information from the Applicant (PDF, 88KB) regarding the requested changes to the Application.

25 February 2021

A note of the Examining Authority’s Unaccompanied Site Inspections on 16, 17 and 18 February 2021 (PDF, 134KB) has now been published.

This has been added to the Examination Library (PDF, 761KB)

24 February 2021

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

23 February 2021

The Examining Authority (ExA) has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the following:

The Applicant (response to the Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision dated 22 January 2021)
Mike Taylor and Joan Girling (PDF, 84 KB)
Marine Management Organisation (PDF, 87 KB)
Richard Cooper, Marlesford lead on Sizewell C (PDF, 4 MB)
Regulation 32 Transboundary responses from Austria, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Sweden

08 February 2021

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision (PDF, 304 KB) regarding the Applicant’s proposed changes to the application, the timing of the Examination and other matters, and to accept Additional Submissions.

The Examination Library (PDF 743KB ) has been updated.

25 January 2021

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision (PDF, 304 KB) regarding the Applicant’s proposed changes to the application, the timing of the Examination and other matters, and to accept Additional Submissions.

22 January 2021

The Examining Authority (ExA) has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the following:

The Applicant (response to the Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision dated 22 December 2020)

Mike Taylor (PDF, 196 KB)
Mr F W Poll (PDF, 77 KB)
A letter from 26 Town and Parish Councils (PDF, 2 MB)
Environment Agency (PDF, 272 KB)
Natural England (PDF, 126 KB)
The Applicant (response to the letter from 26 Town and Parish Councils) (PDF, 123KB)

12 January 2021

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision (308 KB) to:

  • Request further information from all Interested Parties and Statutory Parties, in the form of a Questionnaire, to help seek views regarding future Examination events. The deadline for Questionnaire responses is 18 January 2021

Questionnaire

22 December 2020

A Procedural Decision by the Examining Authority (PDF, 192KB) has been published regarding Additional Submissions from the Applicant and other Interested Parties and other matters, including the Applicant’s public consultation on the proposed changes and the timing of the Examination.

This has been added to the Examination Library (PDF, 566KB).

24 November 2020

The following documents have been published on the website:

23 October 2020

Relevant Representations have now been published on the website. Due to technical difficulties these were not able to be published on 12 October 2020. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

13 October 2020

The Examining Authority (ExA) has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the following:

Suffolk County Council and East Suffolk Council (PDF, 468 KB)
NATS Safeguarding (PDF, 286 KB)
Royal Mail (PDF, 299 KB)

Additionally a note of the ExA’s Unaccompanied Site Inspections on 18, 19 and 20 August 2020 (PDF, 974 KB) has now been published.

These documents have been added to the Examination Library (PDF, 494 KB).

13 October 2020
Relevant representations published on the website
12 October 2020
Registration of interested parties closes
30 September 2020
Registration of interested parties begins
08 July 2020
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

24 June 2020
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
24 June 2020
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
27 May 2020