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Suffolk Coastal District Council concerning Planning Application c.872/19 saying "there was no objection on nuclear safety grounds to the proposed the development

Release date: 1 August 2012

Release of information under Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Following a request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, ONR released the following. If copies of the documents are required, please contact ONRenquiries@onr.gov.uk

Dear

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 Request Reference No: 2012070282

Thank you for your request for:

The Principal Inspector wrote to the District Planning Officer of the Suffolk Coastal District Council concerning Planning Application c.872/19 saying "there was no objection on nuclear safety grounds to the proposed the development". This proposal was for the erection of 69 dwellings on the corner of Haylings Road and Cross Street Leiston, Suffolk. Would you please send me a copy of the technical case for this decision.

Your request was received on 16 July 2012 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

I can confirm that The Office for Nuclear Regulation, (ONR) holds the following information:

Some information in these documents is being withheld as it falls under the exception in Regulation 13 (Personal Data) of the Regs.

ONR confirm that the registered file contains details for this application and a copy of the 'no objection' letter dated 4 April 1986, however, there is no supporting 'technical case' associated with this decision. However, it is reasonable for ONR to conclude that the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII's) decision to 'not object' to 69 residential units was probably because, in 1986, this scale of development was still within the available allocations previously agreed for development in Leiston. This follows from information given in Document 2, which is an extract from the then Chief Inspector's testimony to the Sizewell B Public Inquiry. Paragraph 1.5 on page 'C14' shows the residual allocations available at 31 March 1982.