Hinkley Point C
RPS completed a Health Impact Assessment and provided sustainability and waste management advice and planning support for the Development Consent Order applications for new nuclear build at Hinkley Point C.
EDF Energy’s proposals for a new 3260 MW nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C will be 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 advised on the Health Impact Assessment and the Sustainability Strategy for the project. Our process and methodology was innovative, the evidence base comprehensive, the level of integration within the planning, environment and engagement teams was unprecedented and the assessment protocols applied were validated by a number of regulatory bodies and internationally recognised experts.
Such was the effectiveness of the HIA in investigating and addressing potential and perceived new nuclear build risks, the only remaining health concern considered key within the Local Impact Report and Written Representations, was that of the potential health care impacts from non-home-based staff and families moving into the area.