Energy bosses have been urged to reveal key details of their plans for Suffolk’s new nuclear power station when the long-awaited second stage of public consultation begins later this week. Richard Smith, who represents Leiston and Aldeburgh at Suffolk County Council, said he was concerned EDF Energy’s Sizewell C proposals would be missing important information. The company is set to launch stage two of its consultation tomorrow, when members of the public will be able to view latest proposals including new details on preferred transport options, workers’ accommodation and park and rides. News of the consultation, which comes four years after stage one, was welcomed by politicians and campaigners earlier this month. But with many people concerned by the impact of the proposals, there were also calls for EDF to provide a “lasting legacy” for those most affected by its development. Mr Smith has also stressed his commitment to pushing for the “best deal” for his constituents. However he has raised doubts EDF would provide enough detail and warned communities may be left with “masses of information” to digest when the full proposals finally become public in stage three. He said he shared concerns over the consultation period, which, like stage one, falls over Christmas and New Year. “We were very disappointed about that,” he added.
Ipswich Star 22nd Nov 2016 read more »
More than 1,000 firms across Suffolk and Norfolk have already signed up to be considered for deals connected with the construction of the £14billion plant – and EDF Energy expects this number to continue to grow.
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