We are seeking to change the layout of some of the smaller buildings on the Hinkley Point C site and in order to do so we need to apply for what is called a 'non-material change' to the DCO. This means that the changes we are applying for do not differ substantially to what was agreed in the original plan, or conflict with any of the conditions that were set at the time.
A DCO is a little different to the planning permission if you wanted to build a house for example, in that it is the government, rather than a local council, that gives final approval. Our application for changes will therefore be decided by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, following a period of public consultation.
Consultation will run from 28 July to 4 September (inclusive) and comments on the application should be sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate, which is responsible for the process.