IP16 4UR, NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd, EPR/MP3731AC/A001: environmental permit combustion activity application consultation

Closes 2 Oct 2020

Opened 6 Jul 2020


We are seeking your comments on an environmental permit application received from NNB Generation Company (SZC) Ltd for

Sizewell C Combustion Plant
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

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  • Anyone from any background


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