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THE PROPOSED NATIONAL GRID (HINKLEY POINT C CONNECTION PROJECT) DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER

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21st May 2015, 10:51 to 20th June 2015, 10:51

THE PROPOSED NATIONAL GRID (HINKLEY POINT C CONNECTION PROJECT) DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER
NOTICE OF ISSUE SPECIFIC HEARING

Section 91 Planning Act 2008 (As Amended) and Rule 13(6) Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 (As Amended)
Application Reference: EN020001
Notice is hereby given that a further Issue Specific Hearing will be held by the Examining Authority (appointed by the Secretary of State) for the examination of the application by National Grid Electricity Transmission plc for a Development Consent Order (“DCO”) for the proposed National Grid (Hinkley Point C Connection Project). The application was made under sections 14, 16 and 37 of the Planning Act 2008 on 28 May 2014 and accepted for examination by the Secretary of State on 19 June 2014.
The DCO would authorise works to the national electricity transmission system between Hinkley Point in Somerset and Seabank near Avonmouth (“the Project”). The Project is required to provide sufficient transmission capacity to enable the connection of new electricity generation projects in the region including the consented Hinkley Point C nuclear power station that is being developed by EDF Energy.
The Project includes the following principal elements—
(a) construction of a 57km 400kV electricity transmission connection between Bridgwater in Somerset and Seabank, near Avonmouth, comprising:
(i) installation of a 400kV overhead line; and
(ii) installation of 400kV underground cables;
(b) modifications to existing overhead lines at Hinkley Point, Somerset;
(c) construction of three 400kV Cable Sealing End (“CSE”) compounds along the route of the connection;
(d) construction of a 400/132kV substation at Sandford, North Somerset;
(e) extension of the existing 400kV substation at Seabank;
(f) the removal of existing 132kV overhead lines and the construction of replacement 132kV overhead lines and 132kV underground cables;
(g) extensions/modifications to existing 132kV substations at Churchill, Portishead, Avonmouth and Seabank;
(h) associated works, for example, temporary access roads, highway works, temporary construction compounds, scaffolds, work sites and ancillary works;
(i) provision of landscaping and environmental mitigation works;
(j) diversion of public utility apparatus;
(k) interference with rights of navigation;
(l) the application and/or disapplication of public and local legislation relevant to the Project;
(m) the compulsory acquisition of land to allow the Project to be carried out; and
(n) such ancillary, incidental and consequential works and provisions as are necessary for the Project.
The further Issue Specific Hearing will be held on the following dates at the times and venue indicated to consider the issues noted below:
Date of Hearing & Issue to be considered
Speaker’s Registration Time
Hearing Start Time
Venue
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 continuing, if necessary, on Wednesday 17 June 2015
Second issue specific hearing on the draft DCO and other related matters, including section 106 and other agreements, plans, strategies and schemes needed to secure mitigation.
9.30am–10.00am
10.00am
Prince Consort Hall, The Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1AJ
Anyone wishing to attend this hearing should ensure they are available from the start of the hearing on Tuesday 16 June 2015. The hearing will only continue on Wednesday 17 June 2015 if all agenda items have not been adequately covered on the Tuesday.
To assist with the organisation and procedure at the hearing, Interested Parties who wish to speak at this hearing should notify Chris White, Case Manager, by writing to The Planning Inspectorate, 3/18 Eagle Way, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN or by e-mail to: HPCConnection@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk by Friday 5 June 2015.
Further information relating to the administrative arrangements for persons wishing to attend the hearings can be found on the project website:
http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/projects/south-west/hinkley-point-c-connection.
An agenda for the hearings will also be published on the project website at least 5 working days before the hearing date but the actual agenda on the day may be subject to change at the discretion of the Examining Authority. Depending on the numbers wishing to speak, it may be necessary to limit the time allocated to each speaker.
In accordance with Rule 13(3) of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010, as amended, the Planning Inspectorate will also notify interested parties and affected persons of the date, time and place fixed for each hearing.
Copies of the application documents, including the DCO, can be viewed on the Planning Inspectorate National Infrastructure, Hinkley Point C Connection project page of the Planning Portal website at:
http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/projects/south-west/hinkley-point-c-connection/
Copies of the application documents can also be inspected free of charge at the following designated public access electronic deposit locations – copies may be made but there will be a charge for this. All designated electronic deposit locations provide 1 to 2 hours of free internet access per day during library opening hours, depending on availability. Internet access can be booked in advance by contacting your chosen library.
Library Opening Hours
Avonmouth
257 Avonmouth Road, Bristol BS11 9EN
Tel: 0117 903 8580
Email: avonmouth.library@bristol.gov.uk
Monday: 2pm–5pm
Wednesday: 10am–1pm
Friday: 2pm–6pm
Saturday: 9.30am–12.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday: Closed
Bristol Central
College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL
Tel: 0117 903 7250
Email: lending.library@bristol.gov.uk
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9.30am–7.30pm
Wednesday: 10am–5pm
Friday & Saturday: 9.30am–5pm
Sunday: 1pm–5pm
Henbury
Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7DR
Tel: 0117 903 8522
Email: henbury.library@bristol.gov.uk
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Friday: 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-7pm
Wednesday & Sunday: Closed
Filton
Shield Retail Park, Link Road, Filton BS34 7BR
Tel: 01454 868006
Email: filton.library@southglos.gov.uk
Monday & Thursday: 9.30am-7pm
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 9.30am-5pm
Wednesday & Sunday: Closed
Nailsea
Somerset Square, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 1RQ
Tel: 01934 426 030
Email: nailsea.library@n-somerset.gov.uk
Monday & Sunday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am-7pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9.30am-5pm
Saturday: 9.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm
Portishead
Unit 1 & 2, 24 Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 7AL
Tel: 01934 426 040
Email: portishead.library@n-somerset.gov.uk
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9.30am-5pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 9.30am-4pm
Sunday: 10.30am-2.30pm
Weston-super-Mare
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ
Tel: 01934 426 010
Email: weston.library@n-somerset.gov.uk
Monday to Friday: 8.30am-8pm (9am-6pm)
Saturday: 8.30am-7pm (9am-4pm)
Sunday: 10am-7pm (11am-4pm)
NB: Staffed hours are shown in brackets
Yatton
48 High Street, Yatton BS49 4HJ
Tel: 01934 426 100
Email: yatton.library@n-somerset.gov.uk
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-5pm
Friday: 9am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-5pm
Saturday: 9.30am-12.30pm
Wednesday & Sunday: Closed
Bridgwater
Binford Place, Bridgwater TA6 3LF
Tel: 0845 345 9177
Email: BRWLIB@somerset.gov.uk
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9am-5.30pm
Wednesday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9.30am-4pm
Sunday: Closed
Burnham-on-Sea
Princess Street, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 1EA
Tel: 0845 345 9177
Email: BHMLIB@somerset.gov.uk
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9.30am-5pm
Wednesday & Saturday: 9.30am-1pm
Friday: 9.30am-6pm
Sunday: Closed
Cheddar
Union Street, Cheddar BS27 3NB
Tel: 0845 345 9177
Email: CHELIB@somerset.gov.uk
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am-1pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday: Closed
Williton
Killick Way, Williton TA4 4QA
Tel: 0845 345 9177
Email: WILLIB@somerset.gov.uk
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm
Friday: 9.30am-6pm
Saturday: 9.30am-12.30pm
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL
Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents acting on behalf of National Grid Electricity Transmission plc
19 May 2015

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