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Power Station, Torness

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the South of Scotland Electricity Board concerning planning requirements in relation to the proposed SGHWR at Torness.

As laid down in the terms and conditions of my consent to the South of Scotland Electricity Board's application under Section 2 of the Electric Lighting Act 1909 to the construction of a generating station on a site at Torness, the board has been consulting the planning authorities and other interested parties concerning detailed plans for the station. When these consultations have been completed the plans, together with the comments of the bodies consulted, will be submitted to me for approval.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what delays there have been in the granting of detailed planning permission for the construction of the SGHWR power station at Torness.

None. Planning permission for use of the Torness site for the erection of a steam generating heavy water reactor nuclear power station was given on 5th February 1975. Detailed plans on which various bodies concerned are being consulted have not yet been submitted.