Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via email

Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

15 December 2010
Kevin Baker

Enquiry

Following any application for the proposed Hinkley Point C development consent order and following the examination, which minister makes the final decision whether or not the DCO is issued? If not the minister then who?

Advice given

The Localism Bill was published in draft form yesterday (14/12/10) and states that the "Secretary of State" (SoS) will be the final decision maker. The decision about which SoS(s) will be the decision maker is a matter for Government and not the IPC. We have no information about this at the present time.