TA5 1UD, NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited, EPR/HP3228XT/V005: environmental permit proposed decision advertisement

Closed 25 May 2023

Opened 25 Apr 2023

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This Overview is available in Welsh translation in the 'Related' section below.

We want your comments on the proposed decision we have made for this permit for

Hinkley Point C Power Station
Hinkley Point
Near Bridgwater


If you have any relevant information you feel we have missed, you can provide your comments.

Our consultation does not relate to the UK EPR™ design. It is not about the need for nuclear power, UK energy policy, the siting of nuclear power stations, nor the safety and security of the design. Here are the aspects and issues we can and cannot take account of.

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 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

  • issues beyond those in the relevant environmental regulations
  • anything outside the remit of the environmental permitting regulations, for example, the proposed location of the site, which is done by the local authority through 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


  • Anyone from any background


  • Water quality
  • Nuclear
  • Environmental permitting