§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Energy for what sites in England and Wales consents under the Electric Lighting Act 1909 have been granted for the construction of projected nuclear power stations; and what are the type of stations requested in the applications.
§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment over what sites in England and Wales the Central Electricity Generating Board has planning permission to build a nuclear power station pursuant to Section 40 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.
§ Mr. Eadie
I have been asked to reply also to the Question addressed to the Secretary of State for the Environment.
Consents were granted under Section 2 of the Electric Lighting Act 1909 and planning permission was deemed to be granted under Section 40 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 for the construction of advanced gas-cooled reactor stations at Sizewell, Suffolk in 1969 and Portskewett, Gwent in 1972, and for the construction of a steam generating heavy water reactor at Sizewell, Suffolk in 1975. The planning permission for the first two expired after five years but an application for renewal of the planning permission at Portskewett is under consideration by the local planning authorities. In addition, the Board has consent and planning permission to construct the second stage of the advanced gas-cooled reactor station at Heysham, Lancashire.