Office for Nuclear Regulation

Consultation on the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd EIADR application for consent for Hunterston B power station

We have received an application for consent under the Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations (EIADR) from EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd (EDF Energy) for their proposed decommissioning project at the Hunterston B power station in West Kilbride.

To support this request, EDF Energy has submitted an environmental statement to ONR which presents a detailed environmental impact assessment for the proposed decommissioning project. This details the measures that are intended to avoid, prevent or reduce and, if possible, offset, any likely significant adverse effects on the environment.

We would like to invite comments on the environmental statement in order to inform our decision on the EIADR consent.

Any comments received will be anonymised and shared with EDF Energy following the closure of the consultation. Comments will also be anonymised and published as an appendix to ONR’s consent decision record.

Responses to the consultation should be provided by the 28 March 2024.

How to respond

This consultation is open to all.

All comments will be considered and should be submitted by email to, or post to:

SDFW Division, Nuclear Liabilities Team, Office for Nuclear Regulation, Building 4, Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, L20 7HS.

Please make it clear in the email subject or letter that this is in regard to the consultation on the Hunterston B power station EIADR application for consent.

Following the consultation, we will issue our decision on the EIADR consent for Hunterston B power station and make this publicly available via the ONR website.