RPS provided sustainability and waste management advice, Health Impact Assessment and planning support for the Development Consent Order applications for the HPC project.
EDF Energy's proposals for a new 3260 MW nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C was the first nuclear power project to complete the Development Consent Order (DCO) application process under the new planning regime for nationally significant infrastructure projects in England and Wales. RPS provided a range of services in support of the EIA and DCO preparation and led the planning process.
RPS advised on both the sustainability strategy and the Health Impact Assessment for the project. These were published alongside the DCO applications and included associated development sites such as construction workers accommodation, park & ride sites, freight handling and refurbishment of Combwich Wharf.
RPS was the planning and waste consultant appointed to prepare, submit and negotiate consent for the enabling works application which secured planning permission for works to prepare the site to commence before submission of the main application to the Planning Inspectorate. We were actively involved in the various stages of the pre-application public consultations and worked closely as part of the EDF team during the hearings.
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