High Court dismisses challenge to Sizewell C

By Rebecca Sodeinde | Published on 29 June 2023 | 2 min read

The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge against the Government’s decision to approve the development consent order (DCO) for Sizewell C. An application for Judicial Review had been brought by Together Against Sizewell C who made a series of claims about the DCO decision which were all rejected by the judge. In his judgment which was issued on 22nd June, Mr Justice Holgate said several of the claims were “totally without merit”.

Read the full judgment here

Our statement in response was:

“We are pleased with this judgment, which firmly dismisses the challenge and underlines the confidence the people of East Suffolk can take in our plans for Sizewell C.

While the project has strong local support, we will continue to listen to the views of all East Suffolk residents as we have done for more than a decade. We are as determined as ever that this project will deliver as much long-term benefit as possible to the local area.

Work at our site will continue to prepare for full construction, which will unlock major benefits for Suffolk and the rest of Britain. As well as creating huge numbers of jobs, apprenticeships and investment, the project will lower energy costs for consumers and build a stronger home-grown low-carbon electricity system.”


Posted by Rebecca Sodeinde

Rebecca is Sizewell C's Digital Communications Manager