Bradwell-on-Sea Community Update – 15th January 2021

We recently wrote to people living in the Bradwell-on-Sea parish with an update on the project. This update includes information on recent meetings and current site works.

You can read the update below.

Generic Design Assessment update – Environment Agency consultation

Separate to the Bradwell B planning permission process, is the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of the project’s proposed reactor technology, the UK HPR1000.

The GDA is used by the UK nuclear regulators (the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency) to assess new nuclear reactor designs. It allows them to assess the safety, security and environmental implications of new designs, separate from applications to build them at specific sites.

This week marked an important step in the GDA, as the Environment Agency started its consultation on its preliminary conclusions. The Environment Agency’s consultation began on 11 January and will close 4 April 2021. All consultation material, including a link to their online survey, is available on the GOV.UK website.

The EA’s public consultation is held in parallel to the ongoing GDA comments process on the UK HPR1000 generic design. People can submit comments to the GDA as usual through www.ukhpr1000.co.uk, the website of General Nuclear Systems Limited – this is the joint venture company of CGN and EDF established to undertake GDA for the UK HPR1000 nuclear reactor technology.

Bradwell B project receives electricity generating licence

Before Christmas, energy regulator Ofgem announced that it has granted an electricity generation licence to Bradwell Power Generation Company Limited. This is an important milestone on the journey to completing the Bradwell B project.

In addition to the GDA process outlined on the previous page, the generating licence is one of many licences and permits needed in order to develop, construct and operate Bradwell B. You can find out more about the various consents required in order for us to build and operate Bradwell B by visiting our website www.bradwellb.co.uk and clicking ‘Consents and Permits’.

Site activity

In December, the Bradwell B site was visited by an inspector from the Planning Inspectorate, as part of their assessment of the planning appeal we have made in relation to our intended geological investigation and load testing works. These works are to continue to develop our understanding of the site, which will inform and influence the development of our proposals for Bradwell B, and the measures we will need to take to build the power station safely and with the highest standards of environmental protection.

Staying in touch and how to contact us

If you have any questions or comments, you can speak to a member of project team via the contact details below. You can also book a telephone or video call surgery by phone or through our website. We are always happy to hear your views and answer your questions.

Call: 01621 451 451         Email: feedback@bradwellb.co.uk          Website: www.bradwellb.co.uk