IP16 4UR, NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd, EPR/HB3091DJ/A001: environmental permit radioactive substances activities application consultation

Closed 2 Oct 2020

Opened 6 Jul 2020

Results updated 3 Jun 2021

Please note, on 26 May 2021 the Food Standards Agency wrote to us presenting revised outcomes of the radiological risk assessment they carried out in response to our consultation and stated that these revised outcomes supercede those presented in the original response. Both responses can be found by selecting response ID 482880217

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We are seeking your comments on an 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.
  • The shape and use of the land around the site in terms of its potential impact, whether that impact is acceptable and what pollution control or abatement may be required.
  • 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


  • Anyone from any background


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