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ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the

Notice ID: MF0553068

Notice effective from
30th April 2020 to 30th May 2020

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Water Resources Act 1991 (as amended by the

Water Act 2003) Notice of application for a transfer licence to abstract (take) water. Bradwell Power Generation Company Limited has applied to the Environment Agency for a licence. The Environment Agency is giving notice of this application in accordance with Section 37 of the Water Resources Act 1991 and Regulation 6 of the Water Resources (Abstraction and Impounding) Regulations 2006. The application is for a licence to abstract water from the London Clay and overlying superficial alluvial deposits at Bradwell Power Station, Bradwell on Sea, Essex within an area between National Grid References TM 01071 08331, TM 01180 08369, TM 01243 08180 and TM 01136 08146 to transfer it to an unnamed ditch at National Grid Reference TM 01249 08474 at Bradwell on Sea without intervening use.

Abstraction is required for dewatering in order to carry out groundwater investigations (load testing). Dewatering will be required whilst the pit is being constructed, followed by normal operational testing. Additional quantities have been included to cover potential high rainfall events. The application is to abstract water as follows: Construction phase (first 30 days only)

? 24 cubic metres an hour ? 583 cubic metres a day Normal operation

? 12 cubic metres an hour ? 288 cubic metres a day

In flood events (maximum in a 1 in 100 year return period).

? 360 cubic metres an hour ? 1,300 cubic metres a day Annual quantity

? 116,000 cubic metres a year ? Abstraction will be required all year

The quantities above are given for assessment purposes only and will not be included on the licence. The proposed discharge of water associated with this application to abstract water is subject to a separate application by Bradwell Power Generation Company Limited for a water discharge activity. The reference for this application is EPR/RB3096WZ/A001. We are following Government advice to manage the risks of Coronavirus to our organisation, to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and sustain our critical operations. As a result, please contact us via e-mail or use the number below to arrange to see the application documents.

Send any representations about this application in writing, quoting the name of the applicant and reference number NPS/WR/033410 to the Environment Agency, at Permitting and Support Centre, Water Resources Team, Quadrant 2, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield S9 4WF or by email to

by 1 June 2020.

You can view the application and supporting documents

online at:


For advice about how to make a representation call

03708 506 506.


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