An environmental charity say it’s still not convinced enough will be done to protect wildlife if the Sizewell C nuclear plant goes ahead. Energy giant EDF has launched the fourth and final public consultation into its plans for the plant on the Suffolk coast close to RSPB Minsmere. EDF says Sizewell C would power about six million homes and create thousands of jobs with education opportunities for schools and a boost to local businesses. But campaigners remain unconvinced saying their concerns about the accommodation for thousands of workers and the impact of transport on nearby villages haven’t been addressed.
ITV 18th July 2019 read more »
Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) has called for plans for a twin nuclear reactor development at Sizewell to be scrapped after the fourth consultation documentation reveals no new data upon which to judge the true environmental, social or infrastructure impact. Having reviewed the documentation, TASC expressed extreme disappointment, although not surprise, at the lack of extra detail included. Chris Wilson, TASC Press Officer, said “Many respondents to the stage 3 consultation asked for more environmental information. Yet, despite EDF promising that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) would play a “key role” in finalising their proposals, we now know that these will not be available until the Development Consent Order (DCO) is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. Therefore, the environmental impact on people, places, flora and fauna, will not be available for public consultation before EDF submit their DCO. This makes the job of making an accurate assessment of EDF’s plans impossible”.
TASC 22nd July 2019 read more »