EDF is gearing up to formally submit plans for a new £16bn-£20bn nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk within weeks, which if approved could generate enough energy for around six million UK homes, according to reports. The French state-controlled energy giant has again teamed up with CGN – the Chinese state-owned company with which it is currently developing Hinkley Point C power station in Somerset – on the project, which would include two new EPR reactors, reports The Telegraph. A planning application is currently being prepared for the new Suffolk nuclear plant, which would be located at the same site as EDF’s existing Sizewell B nuclear plant, and could be lodged by as soon as the end of this month, or potentially in March, the newspaper revealed on Saturday. Due to the size of the development, the project requires a Development Consent Order (DSO) to proceed from the UK’s Planning Inspectorate, which could take around a year to approve or reject the application.
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An overview of Sizewell C: The planned Suffolk nuclear power station moving closer to being built. Sizewell Point C looks set to be the latest nuclear power station to be built in the UK – but getting work underway hasn’t been without its difficulties. Proposed by EDF Energy – the French state-controlled electricity company that is also building the identically-designed Hinkley Point C – Sizewell C would be the third nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast. While the £16bn ($21bn) scheme has been plagued with funding challenges that have delayed construction from beginning, reports suggest a planning application is almost ready to be submitted. If Sizewell C does go ahead, the 32-hectare site will operate alongside Sizewell B – its predecessor nuclear power station located south of the new site – and the Sizewell A plant that is being decommissioned, with an estimated completion date of 2031.
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