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

Closed 25 Sep 2022

Opened 4 Jul 2022

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Overview

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

Sizewell C Power Station
Sizewell
Suffolk
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
  • the potential for the land around the site to have an effect on air quality and what pollution control may be needed
  • information that we have not been made aware of in the application, or corrections to incorrect information in the application

We cannot take account of:

  • anything outside the remit of the Environmental Permitting Regulations, such as 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 the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 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

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

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