Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via email

Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

09 September 2010
Richard Cuttell


Correspondent wished to raise concerns as to the adequacy of EDF's consultation exercise

Advice given

The IPC is unable at this time to comment on the adequacy of any consultation exercises undertaken. In line with CLG's Guidance on pre-application consultation (para 90), any such concerns ought to be raised with the applicant in the first instance, and then the local authority (who are entitled under s55 of the Planning Act to make an adequacy of consultation representation during the acceptance phase). The IPC is happy to be copied into any correspondence of this nature and will keep the comments on file and make them available to the Commissioner(s) at the acceptance stage following the submission of the application. The determination as to whether or not consultation duties have been adequately complied with will be made at this stage.