Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

Enquiry received via email

Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

03 October 2011
David Gillam


Mr Gillam asked to be kept advised of the submission date of the forthcoming application for a generating station at Hinkley Point, and the period for making relevant representations.

Advice given

We are expecting an application for this project in the next few weeks, but we do not have a precise date at this point.
When an application is submitted, we will indicate that on our website. We will then have 28 days to decide whether or not to accept it for examination.
If the application is not accepted, it will go no further. The developer will be sent a report written by an appointed IPC Commissioner which sets out why the Commission has decided not to accept the application for examination. It will then be up to the developer whether or not to submit another application at a later date.
If the application is accepted, EDF will be required to publicise that acceptance in a prescribed way, including local and national newspaper adverts; it would also be reported on our website. (Since it is a large project, I imagine it would also be reported quite widely in the media.)
The period for relevant representations would be advertised at that time. The date from which a relevant representation can be made will depend upon EDF; there is a prescribed minimum period, but it is for them to set the dates.
You can keep up to date on the submission and progress of any application by checking our website.