IP16 4UR, NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd, EPR/CB3997AD/A001: environmental permit water discharge activity application consultation

Closed 2 Oct 2020

Opened 6 Jul 2020

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We are seeking your comments on a water discharge activity (WDA) environmental permit application received from NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd for

Sizewell C Power Station
IP16 4UR

We can take account of

  • Relevant environmental regulatory requirements and technical standards.
  • Information on local population and sensitive sites.
  • Comments on whether the right process is being used for the activity, for example whether the technology is the right one.
  • Information that we have not been made aware of in the application, or by correcting incorrect information in the application

We cannot take account of

  • Issues beyond those in the relevant environmental regulations.
  • Anything outside the remit of the Environmental Permitting Regulations, e.g. the proposed location of the site, which is done by the local authority via land use planning.
  • Whether a site should have a formal designation under Habitats Directive or other conservation legislation.
  • Whether the activity should be allowed or not as a matter of principle. For example we will not consider whether nuclear power generation is an appropriate process or whether alternative methods of generating electricity should be used instead.
  • Land use issues, or sustainability challenges, even if it is argued that changing the location of the activity would improve its environmental performance.
  • The impact of noise and odour from traffic travelling to and from the site.
  • The legally defined process we follow to determine a permit.
  • Comments about the Government’s Energy Policy.
  • The granting of a permit if the operator is able to demonstrate that they can carry out the activity without significant risk to the environment or human health.

The application forms and supporting information documents submitted by NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd for this permit application are provided below within the ‘Related’ section for your viewing and review.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Water quality
  • Permits
  • Nuclear
  • Environmental permitting
  • Installation
  • Radioactive substances regulations