On 19th March 2013 the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted a development consent order to EDF Energy to build and operate Hinkley Point C and associated development.
The decision comes after the submission of EDF Energy's application to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (now the Planning Inspectorate) on 31 October 2011, which followed close to three years of consultation with almost 6,500 consultees.
The application was accepted by the Planning Inspectorate and published on its website, signalling the start of an examination and decision-making process. The Planning Inspectorate's six-month examination ended in September 2012 and was followed by its recommendation being put forward to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 19th December 2012.
The following EDF Energy documents provide a summary of the application and consultation:
- Application Summary Document
- Consultation Report Executive Summary
- Environmental Statement Non-Technical Summary
The full DCO documentation is published on the Planning Inspectorate's website|.
The DCO application can be viewed in hard copy at EDF Energy Bridgwater office, 14 King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3DG, during normal office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm, excluding public holidays).