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Further progress for Hinkley Point

EDF today announced the next stage of the process for the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset – as a six-month planning probe draws to a close.

The energy giant said it would begin formal public consultation on its plans for Hinkley Point C in November.

The Planning Inspectorate’s evidence-based examination of EDF’s application concludes on Saturday 22 September. The body will make a recommendation to the secretary of state before Christmas.

EDF Energy Nuclear New Build director of planning and external affairs Richard Mayson said: “We are very pleased to signal the start of our formal consultation for Sizewell C. It demonstrates our clear intent to progress our role at the forefront of the UK’s nuclear renaissance.

“At the same time, we’re delighted to mark the end of the examination of our Hinkley Point C proposals.”

Hinkley Point C is subject to planning consent and a final investment decision by the end of the year.

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