Temporary Jetty MMO Decision
On 16th July 2012, the MMO approved the harbour empowerment order and the two licences subject to conditions.
A copy of the MMO's decision report, including the environmental impact assessment consent decision and Habitats Regulations assessment can be found on the MMO website.
Temporary Jetty Application Submission
On Friday 10th December EDF Energy submitted an application for the authorisation of a temporary jetty at Hinkley Point, to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). EDF have stated that "the application is being made now so that if development consent is granted for the power station itself, the necessary infrastructure will be in place to allow its construction to start as early as possible, with the minimum disruption to local communities".
The temporary jetty has been designed so as to be able to handle bulk materials by sea which would be used within the on-site construction process. An associated on-site storage facility is also being proposed as part of the plans. EDF suggest that by delivering bulk materials in this way will avoid around 80% of aggregate shipments being delivered by road, which EDF hopes will help reduce the impact of the main development on local communities.
The Hinkley Point (Temporary Jetty) (Land Acquisition) Order:
Secretary of State for Climate Change Confirms Order. On the 16th July 2012, the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) decided to confirm the Transport Works Order following a public inquiry and the positive recommendation of the Inquiry's Inspector. The Order grants compulsory powers in order to facilitate the construction and operation of the harbour and jetty works that have been authorised by the Harbour Empowerment Order as granted by the MMO.
A copy of the Inspectors report and the Secretary of State's decision letter can be found on the DECC website.
Marine Elements Licence
In June 2012, NNB Generation Company Ltd applied to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) for a licence for the marine elements of the proposed Hinkley Point C development. Amongst other matters, this licence would cover the cooling water infrastructure and Combwich Wharf redevelopment.
The Marine Management Organisation on behalf of the Secretary of State issued a licence to EDF Energy on 7th June 2013.
Compulsory Purchase Land and Rights
EDF Energy on the 14th December 2010 has made an application to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for the granting of powers to compulsory purchase land and rights in or over land adjacent to Bridgwater Bay in West Somerset. The land which is subject of this proposed order is required for the construction of a harbour comprising a jetty and other harbour related works. These works would be constructed under any approval given to EDF in relation to the Temporary Jetty Application (see above).
EDF hope that the proposed harbour will help facilitate the construction of Hinkley Point C, should it be granted consent under any future Development Consent Order.
Marine Elements Licence Variation
EDF Energy submitted a ‘request ‘to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to vary the marine licence issued under Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (The 2009 Act) relating to the Temporary Aggregate Jetty, Hinkley Point (‘the HPC Jetty’). The request was made by EDF to the MMO on 22 June 2016.
The request was for alteration of the jetty design, the changes included fewer total piles with a larger diameter, vertical piles as opposed to raked piles, deeper piles and local disposal of pile arisings.
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