Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation - Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station, Suffolk, UK

Sizewell C project in Suffolk, UK

Decision on the Development Consent Application for the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station, Suffolk, England

On 8 July 2020, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, notified Ireland that an application for development consent was received for the construction of a new nuclear power station in Suffolk, England. Planning Authorities in Ireland subsequently facilitated a nationwide transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) public consultation, as provided for under the terms of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (the Espoo Convention).

On 20 of July 2022, in accordance with Article 6(2) of the Espoo Convention, the Planning Inspectorate UK, notified the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage of the decision taken by the Secretary of State, to grant a Development Consent Order for the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station, in Suffolk.

A copy of this decision can be found at the link below:

A link to the Department’s updated public consultation webpage can be found below: