Hinkley Point-C nuclear power station planning application opens for public representations

Hinkley Point nuclear power station signMembers of the public are now able to register with the Planning Inspectorate and to make representations about the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station connector.

The application is for development consent for a connection to the national grid, which is proposed to run between Bridgwater, Somerset and Seabank, near Avonmouth.

The public and those interested in the proposal can register with the Planning Inspectorate until midnight on 26 August 2014.

People can register easily online, or they may call the Planning Inspectorate’s helpline -: 0303 444 5000 – for a printed registration form, which must be completed and returned by 26 August 2014.

Simon Ridley, Chief Executive, the Planning Inspectorate, said: “This is an opportunity for people to play a part in the planning process and influence the outcome. We encourage people to get involved by registering as an interested party. By doing so, people will be able to participate fully in the examination of this proposal”.

Those who register will be entitled to provide evidence in writing to support their representation, to attend the Preliminary Meeting, to request an open floor hearing and to speak at other hearings where appropriate.

A copy of the application together with further information about the proposal and how to register to make a relevant representation is available on the National Infrastructure Planning website.

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