EDF Energy has delivered a Development Consent Order to the Infrastructure Planning Commission to build and operate a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point and to construct various associated developments in the surrounding area.
The IPC now has up to 28 days to decide whether or not to accept the submission, after which time it becomes a live application. Until then, EDF Energy remains available to provide the IPC with any clarification that might be necessary.
The IPC will only publish the application documents after the application has been formally accepted. Acceptance of the application would signal the start of the IPC's examination process when people and organisations will have an opportunity to view the documentation, register their interest and make representations.
If the application is accepted by the IPC, EDF Energy would embark on a public information exercise, highlighting its proposals and explaining how to access the documentation and the next steps in the IPC process.