The UK Planning Inspectorate on 24 June accepted for examination the planning application for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant. The decision means the Inspectorate is satisfied that the eight years of public consultation by the project was conducted properly and that full examination of the proposals can now take place, EDF said. If approved, Sizewell C will deliver power to 6 million homes. “It will provide a vital boost to jobs, skills, education and training for decades to come while helping to tackle the climate crisis,” EDF noted. A summary of the proposals will be made available on the Sizewell C website, and a newsletter will be sent to local people outlining “all the ways we will help the public take part in the planning process”. A copy of the full planning application and supporting documents are available on the Planning Inspectorate website. “The timing is right to start the process for the public to be able to view the planning application with new guidelines in place for social distancing. We will ensure they have every opportunity to read the planning application for this project which will leave a positive legacy for years to come,” EDF said.
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