Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via phone

Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

14 November 2011
Marion Orton


The caller queried their inability to submit a relevant representation for the Hinkley Point C application via the IPC website.

Advice given

The caller was advised that the opportunity to make a relevant representation only arises after the IPC has received an application and accepted it to proceed to examination. It was explained that the application in question had been submitted to the IPC on 31 October 2011 and that the IPC must, by the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the day after the day on which it received the application, decide whether or not to accept it.
In the event that an application is accepted to proceed to examination, the caller was advised that under section 56 of the 2008 Planning Act, the developer must publicise the application?s acceptance in the prescribed manner. A deadline for receipt of relevant representations will be set and made public, giving those who wish to have their say a minimum of 28 days to do so.
The caller was directed to IPC advice note 8.3 for further information on how and when to register to make a relevant representation.