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Ignoring the request from 54 town and parish councils, numerous organisations and individuals calling for EDF to defer this application until the restrictions placed on us all due to the corona-virus pandemic are lifted, on 27th May 2020, EDF submitted the Sizewell C Development Consent Order (DCO) application to build twin EPR nuclear reactors on the fragile Suffolk coast, with the national Planning Inspectorate (PINS). TASC have been, and remain, concerned that EDF will use the prohibition on meetings, the need for social distancing and the necessity for many to self-isolate as shielded individuals, to their advantage as these will limit the public’s ability to fully engage in the DCO process. On 24th June 2020, PINS formally accepted the application preparing the way for the next phase, the Pre-Examination stage.

The Pre-Examination period will run from 8th July to 30th September 2020. During this stage, the public and organisations are invited to register with the Planning Inspectorate to become an Interested Party by making a Relevant Representation. A Relevant Representation is a summary of a person’s views on the application, made in writing to PINS. TASC are currently reviewing EDF’s documentation and will, in due course, be making suggestions regarding issues you may wish to consider when making your Relevant Representation. The DCO documents can be found at

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/eastern/the-sizewell-c-project/?ipcsection=docs

More information about the DCO planning process can be found on the PINS website at:-

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/application-process/the-process/

 

For those who may wish to appraise themselves with many of the issues involved, we have provided below links to the 3rd Stage Consultation responses from TASC, the Environment Agency, RSPB and Suffolk Wildlife Trust as well as to the Secretary of State’s 2014 and 2019 Sizewell C scoping opinions :-

https://tasizewellc.org.uk/index.php/the-planning-process/stage-3-consultation-responses/258-tasc-response-to-edfe-stage-3-consultation-for-sizewell-c

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sizewell-c-response-to-edf-szc-co-stages-3-and-4-consultations

https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/rspb-response-to-szc-stage-3-consultation1.pdf

https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/SZC%20Stage%203%20Consultation%20SWT%20Response.pdf

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/wp-content/ipc/uploads/projects/EN010012/EN010012-000093-Sizewell%20C%20Proposed%20Nuclear%20Development%20Scoping%20Opinion.pdf

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/wp-content/ipc/uploads/projects/EN010012/EN010012-000735-SIZE%20-%20Scoping%20Opinion.pdf

Please feel free to contact us for help.