Communities in east Suffolk have been “left in limbo” for years because of the delays and uncertainty over whether Sizewell C will be built. Homeowners claim their properties have been blighted by unresolved traffic routes, businesses cannot plan for the future, and residents are worried about a huge influx of construction workers for the £14billion nuclear power plant and where they will live. The desire for a third power station was first mooted during the Sizewell B inquiry in the early 1980s, and the prospect was finally revived by EDF Energy leading to the launch of the first stage of consultation in 2012. Industry commentators though say that even if the twin reactor Hinkley Point C is built, a final decision on whether Sizewell C goes ahead might not be made until some years into the Somerset station’s construction – leading to yet more uncertainty.
Ipswich Star 9th March 2016 read more »