Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via post

Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

30 September 2010
Lynn Bunniss and Nick Carter

Enquiry

Lynn Bunniss and Nick Carter wrote to us regarding the merits of the proposed development, and the impacts they feel it will have upon the village of Combwich. They also feel that the consultation being conducted by EDF is inadequate.

Advice given

We explained that, as the organisation which will consider any application, we cannot at this stage express any views on the merits of the case. If the application is accepted for examination, then there will be an opportunity for interested parties to engage in the process. This will be a public process to which all parties will have an opportunity to contribute.
We also noted their view that the consultation being conducted by EDF is inadequate. When an application is submitted, the Commissioner(s) will decide whether EDF has met its statutory duty to consult effectively with the local community. A copy of their correspondence will be placed on our file and seen by the Commissioner(s) before that decision is made.
We advised them that if they would like their views considered at this pre-application stage they may wish to make them known to EDF Energy directly, and also let their local authority know. The local authority will be asked for their views on how effective EDF?s consultation has been at the time the application is submitted to us. We are happy to be copied into any correspondence of this nature.


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