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. PINS will produce a comprehensive report presenting recommendations for final determination by the Secretary of State.

The Public Inquiry took place between 8 June and 24 June 2021.

All documents relating to the Public Inquiry are freely available on the Environment Agency’s ShareFile system at https://ea.sharefile.com/d-s98fa7883bbc849d582e2a58355717715.

On 2 September 2022 the Secretary of State for Defra dismissed NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited’s appeal to remove the acoustic fish deterrents (AFDs) at Hinkley Point C.

Read the SoS’s decision letter and Inspector’s report Environmental permit appeal: removal of acoustic fish deterrent conditions from water discharge activity (WDA) permit - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Please note the Environment Agency is unable to deal with any representations about the appeal process. For more information on the appeal process contact the Case Officer at PINS, Kevin Gordon, by email at kevin.gordon@planninginspectorate.gov.uk.



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