TA5 1UD, NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited, EPR/HP3228XT/V004: environmental permit consultation / appeal documentation

Closed 26 Jul 2019

Opened 15 Mar 2019

Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


Please note the responses referenced/linked above correspond to those received during the variation application consultation held between 15/03/2019 and 26/07/2019

In February 2019 we received an application from NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited to vary an environmental permit for

Hinkley Point C Power Station
Hinkley Point
Near Bridgwater

Between March and July 2019 we sought the public’s comments on the environmental permit application. Please note this consultation has ended. However the application documentation can still be viewed via the links in the ‘Related’ documents section below. The published responses to the application consultation can also still be viewed via the link above.

In August 2020, the applicant served notice on us as it considered its application to vary the permit had been refused because we had not yet completed our determination.

In September 2020 the applicant told us that it had appealed to the Secretary of State against the Environment Agency’s deemed refusal of the application. The appeal to the Secretary of State will be heard by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) which has powers delegated by the Secretary of State to deal with environmental permit appeals.

Where can I find more information?

You can view the main appeal documentation on this Citizen Space portal via the links in ‘Related’ documents below that start with 'Appeal document – '.

These include:

  • The Appellant’s case as submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
  • Public representations received by the Planning Inspectorate on the Appellant’s case.
  • The Environment Agency’s case as submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
  • The Appellant’s response to the Environment Agency’s case.

The Planning Inspectorate has decided that the hearing will be held publicly, which means anyone is welcome to attend. It will be held online via a virtual Public Inquiry taking place during the weeks beginning 7 and 14 June 2021. We will provide further details when we have them from the Planning Inspectorate.

A pre-inquiry meeting has been scheduled by the Planning Inspectorate on Wednesday 24 March 2021. Everyone who made third party representations will be notified of this event and welcome to attend.

You can find out more about Public Inquiries and the appeals process on the Planning Inspectorate’s website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate


  • Anyone from any background


  • Water quality
  • Environmental permitting