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

Closed 2 Mar 2023

Opened 24 Jan 2023

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

Hinkley Point C Power Station
Hinkley Point
Near Bridgwater

We can take account of

  • Relevant environmental regulatory requirements and technical standards.
  • Information on local population and sensitive sites.
  • Additional information, relating to the application, that comes to light or that we may not be initially aware of, such as information relating to monitoring and pollution control techniques.
  • The legally defined process we follow to determine a permit.

We cannot take account of

  • Issues beyond those in the relevant environmental regulations.
  • 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.
  • Land use issues when determining a permit application, even if changing the location of the activity would improve its environmental performance.
  • The impact of noise and odour from traffic on site or travelling to and from the site.
  • Anything outside the remit of the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR), e.g. the proposed location of the site, which is done via land use planning and in this case via the Planning Inspectorate's Development Consent Order (DCO) process.
  • The granting of a permit/variation if the operator is able to demonstrate that they can carry out the activity without significant risk to the environment or human health.

Some of our newspaper and magazine consultation adverts were not published as expected. We have published them again and extended the consultation closing date to Thursday 2 March 2023, to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to make comments.

This Overview and the 'About This Consultation' document are available in Welsh translation in the 'Related' section below. 


  • Anyone from any background


  • Water quality
  • Nuclear
  • Environmental permitting