Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via post

Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

01 October 2010
Ina C Evans

Enquiry

Ms Evans wrote to us regarding the merits of the proposed development, and the impacts she feels it will have upon the village of Combwich. She also feels 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 her 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 her correspondence will be placed on our file and seen by the Commissioner(s) before that decision is made.
We advised her that if she would like her views considered at this pre-application stage she may wish to make them known to EDF Energy directly, and also let her 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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