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Plans for N-plant fuel store reach next planning stage

Sizewell B Power Station Photo: Martin Keene/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Plans to build a Dry Fuel Store at Sizewell B power station have reached the next round of the planning process.

Planning permission for the Dry Fuel Store (DFS) was granted in July 2011 but a number of planning conditions were set which had to be met before work on the project could begin.

Now EDF Energy has submitted information to update Suffolk Coastal District Council on the work it has carried out during the last 10 months to meet the planning conditions.

This includes providing more detailed information on the layout/design, landscaping, construction management and drainage. The company have also stated the building work will now take two years to complete in order to minimise HGV movements.

EDF Energy hope work on the construction of the DFS can begin in summer 2013. The DFS is being built in order to replace a fuel storage pond, which is due to reach capacity in 2015.