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Transboundary Environmental Public Consultation re: Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Plant, Somerset, UK

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) has invited the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in Ireland to undertake a trans-boundary public consultation in respect of environmental information relating to the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant, which is understood to be under construction near Bridgwater in Somerset.

A notice in relation to the public consultation is available to view in the office of the Planning Section, and on the website of each planning authority (as well as below), together with a printed copy of the correspondence from DBEIS and associated documents identified by DBEIS as the relevant documents for the purpose of the consultation.

A copy of these documents is available for inspection or purchase from the planning authority. The notice may also be viewed in the public consultation section of the website of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government:, together with the correspondence from DBEIS, relevant associated documents and links provided by DBEIS to other environmental information relating to the project.

A member of the public may make a written submission or observations in relation to the potential trans-boundary environmental effects of the project, by sending them to his or her local planning authority to be received by close of business Tuesday 17 April 2018 at the latest.

Contact details in each planning authority for the receipt of submissions or observations are set out in the public consultation notice. Submissions or observations should not be made to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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