Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station
Mr Chinn wrote to express dissatisfaction with the EDF consultation being conducted, and make representations on the merits of the case, particularly with reference to proposed logisitics developments in Combwich.
Thank you for your email.
I have read views on the merits of the proposed development, and your comments regarding proposed logistics facilities in Combwich. As the organisation which will consider any application, we cannot at this stage express any views on the merits of the case. If the application is accepted for examination, then there will be an opportunity for interested parties to engage in the process. This will be a public process to which all parties will have an opportunity to contribute.
I also note your view that the consultation being conducted by EDF is inadequate. When an application is submitted, the Commissioner(s) will decide whether EDF has met its statutory duty to consult effectively with the local community. A copy of your correspondence will be placed on our file and seen by the Commissioner(s) before that decision is made.
If you have any concerns about EDF?s consultation at this pre-application stage please make sure they are aware of your specific concerns, and also let your local authority know. The local authority will be asked for their views on how effective EDF?s consultation has been at the time the application is submitted to us. We are happy to be copied into any correspondence of this nature.