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National Policy Statements and National Infrastructure planning

In February 2010, we gave our formal responses to the Government's consultation on its draft National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure:

In July 2011 the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change approved the National Policy Statements for Energy Infrastructure and as a result they are now designated under the Planning Act 2008.

The Sizewell C project is being dealt with under the National Infrastructure Planning regime. Details are available on the Planning Inspectorate's website. They have produced a series of advice notes on the process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

There is also a series of guidance notes published by the Department for Communities and Local Government to provide guidance on a range of matters relating to the application process.