Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station
Mr Rigby queried the application process for Hinkley Point C and when he had the opportunity to make objections to the scheme.
Thank you for your email.
The examination process for Hinkley Point C is conducted primarily through written representations, although it does include opportunities to make oral representations to the Panel as part of an Open Floor Hearing, Issue Specific or Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (affected persons only).
The next deadline regarding the above project is for making Comments on the Local Impact Reports, Relevant Representations, Written Representations and Responses to Panel?s First Questions. These must be received by 31 May 2012 (tomorrow) at 11:59pm.
All of the above types of representation received by the Planning Inspectorate (and its predecessor, the Infrastructure Planning Commission) can be found by following the link provided below. If this does not work automatically, please copy and paste it into your browser.
I attach a copy of the Rule 8 letter for this application, which contains further details on how it is being examined and a full timetable giving details of the major application deadlines. Further procedural decisions supplying specific information on hearings, such as the one relating to the Issue Specific Hearing of 26 June to which your email query was in response, are sent out in advance of the event itself.
Finally our Advice Note 8.1: How the Process Works may be of interest in getting an overview of the application process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. A link to the relevant section of our website is provided below.
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