Take Part in the Planning Process

The Sizewell C Planning Process ended on 14 October 2021. 

The application was submitted in May 2020 and amended in January 2021. All EDF’s  documents and responses are published here https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/eastern/the-sizewell-c-project/?ipcsection=docs.

For an overview of the project’s impacts read our summary briefing on EDF’s (updated) proposals

FUTURE TIMETABLE (see the Planning Inspectorate’s timetable here).

  • 14 October. The Examination ends.
  • When submissions from Deadline 10 (12 October) are published, we can respond to any new information from EDF, but these responses won’t be shown to the Examining Authority. Instead they will be sent to the Secretary of State with PINS’ recommendation. We will offer guidance at this point.
  • 14 January 2022: The Planning Inspectorate has 3 months to make a recommendation to the Business Secretary whether or not the project should receive planning consent.
  • 14 April 2022: Secretary of State decision.

Note that parallel to the DCO process, EDF has also applied to the Environment Agency (EA) for 3 Operating permits for Sizewell C.  The EA will be running consultations during the coming year or so and it is unlikely that permits will be granted (or refused) until the autumn of 2022.  Details of EDF’s permit applications are here: https://environment-agency.uk.com/3O4M-13KK8-4YC1UE-PTI50-1/c.aspx

WATCH: Stop Sizewell C’s statement at the Open Floor Hearing on 21 May 2021 (from 9 minutes) or read the statement here: Stop Sizewell C Open Floor Hearings 21 May 2021

WATCH: Short video by PINS on the Planning Process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs)

For more videos and a written description of the NSIP process see: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/application-process/the-process/