JR claim against Sizewell C decision withdrawn

The deadline for lodging a claim against the Secretary of State’s decision to grant development consent for the Sizewell C Project was 31 August 2022. A claim for judicial review of that decision lodged by the RSPB on 1 September 2022 has since been withdrawn by the RSPB. A separate claim has been lodged by … Read more

Development consent granted for the Sizewell C Project

After more than a decade working on the Sizewell C Project, we are delighted to report that on Wednesday 20 July 2022 the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy granted development consent for the Sizewell C Project. Before delving into the examination and decision, some quick facts: The Sizewell C power station, … Read more

British energy security strategy – high on ambition, still low on detail

This blog was first posted on HSF Policy Matters Notes. Amid soaring prices, political obstacles and pressure for enhanced security, the Government’s new energy playbook needs more than eye-catching targets to tackle the key issues Background: A global crisis with UK quirks On 7 April, the Government published its British energy security strategy amid a … Read more

Monthly Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Update – December 2021

This was first posted on Real Estate Development Notes on 12 January 2022. The London planning team at Herbert Smith Freehills has been heavily involved in the infrastructure planning world for many years. We have acted on some of the biggest and most high-profile nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) applications to go through the Planning … Read more