In January 2017, we began a process called the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) for the UKHPR1000 nuclear reactor, the reactor technology that we are proposing to develop at Bradwell B.

The GDA is independently controlled by the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency. It ensures that the designs of new nuclear power stations proposed to be built in the UK meet high standards of safety, security, environmental protection and waste management.

The GDA process is not site specific, meaning that it doesn’t grant permission to build at Bradwell – that requires a development consent order amongst other permissions, which will involve in-depth public consultation. The GDA is a four-step process that will take a number of years to complete. We are currently in Step 2, which allows the public and interested parties to comment on the HPR1000 reactor design.

If you would like more information on the HPR1000 design, or if you would like to make a comment, please visit our GDA website The deadline for comments for Step 2 is 31 August 2018.

Comments received after this time will be considered as part of Step 3. Please visit the GDA website for more information: