DWD are providing planning advice to EDF Energy and CGN in relation to their proposals for a new nuclear power station at Bradwell in Essex (Bradwell B). Bradwell B is identified in the National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation as a potentially suitable site for a new nuclear power station. The first stage of public consultation on the proposals was carried out in Spring/Summer 2020.
DWD were brought on board at the outset of the project to lead the planning team to develop the proposals and deliver the planning elements of the public consultation, as well as supporting the Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping exercise. Our role included heading up a team of both in-house and external planning consultants and being the point of contact for engagement with the Planning Inspectorate, Local Authorities and other important statutory consultees.
DWD were approached for this role because of our significant experience of working on energy DCOs, but also specifically in nuclear, through the Hinkley Point C and Wylfa Newydd DCOs.
By using the experience of the DWD team, the client was able to deliver a high quality Stage One consultation and develop meaningful relationships with the Planning Inspectorate and Local Authorities, working with a highly skilled client team. We are looking forward to continuing to work with EDF and CGN as the project progresses.