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Nuclear power plants to get fast-track planning approval via The Telegraph

Nuclear companies have cleared another hurdle in their quest to build new UK power stations, after parliament approved planning laws allowing plants to be built more quickly.

By Rowena Mason

6:00AM BST 20 Jul 2011

There had been concern that nuclear power plants planned for 2018 and 2020 could be held up for years in lengthy local planning inquiries. It took a four years and 16m words of evidence for Sizewell B to be approved, after a record inquiry in 1985.

The new reforms aim to cut the length of inquiries to a maximum of a year, drawing criticism from local interest and green groups.

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