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Infrastructure Planning Commission accepts Hinkley Point planning application

The Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) today accepted for examination energy firm EdF Energy’s planning application for its proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

EdF’s plans for the new power station will now be opened to the public for scrutiny. The application will go through a pre-examination and then examination process before the final decision is made by energy secretary Chris Huhne.

A final planning decision on the power station is expected before the end of 2012.

EdF’s 30,000 page application can be found on the IPC website at


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