Oldbury Power Station, Oldbury
Horizon Nuclear Power / E.ON
RPS provided Site Selection advice and completed supporting studies for a New Nuclear Build site.
RPS provided support to E .ON UK on planning and environmental criteria for the selection of New Nuclear Build sites in the UK and studies in support of the ultimate nomination of Oldbury in DECC's Strategic Siting Assessment. Following the identification of Oldbury in the draft Nuclear National Policy Statement, RPS continued to advise E.ON on the programme and scope of activities leading to an application for a DCO under the Planning Act 2008.
Following the establishment of the E.ON and RWE joint venture Horizon Nuclear Power, RPS has continued to provide consultancy services in support of the application process at Oldbury including preparation of the EIA scoping report and ecology, marine and landscape studies including input to assessments for the selection and design of the proposed cooling water systems.