Hinkley Point C protesters issue warning over ‘undesirable’ proposed EDF site in Suffolk. A Hinkley Point C protest group has warned planning inspectors over EDF’s proposed new nuclear site in Suffolk, saying the new development would ultimately be “undesirable”. EDF, which operates the nuclear site outside Bridgwater, is currently in the process of proposing similar nuclear reactors at its Sizewell C site in Suffolk. The planning inspectorate in charge of the proposals at Sizewell C visited Hinkley Point yesterday (Tuesday, June 22) as part of their deliberations on the new proposals, along with a number of protesters against the Suffolk development. In advance of the visit, an open letter from the Stop Hinkley protest group was penned to the Planning Inspectorate ahead of the visit to the Somerset site and raised a number of complaints about the impact of the plant on the area surrounding Bridgwater. The letter, addressed from Roy Pumfrey, a Stop Hinkley spokesman, pointed to a number of perceived problems arising from HPC in the Bridgwater area and issued a warning to the planning inspectors about the “undesirability” of such a site being built in Suffolk. The letter said: “We’d like to make some observations about the day and suggest some relevant questions you could pose that EDF would rather not answer that would make your visit more worthwhile. “Firstly, your day doesn’t start in Bridgwater, nearest town to HPC, so you will need to negotiate the traffic jams in and around the town due to HPC on your own. How is EDF going to deal with the thousands of HGVs for SZC without even the paltry bypass you’ll travel between Cannington and HPC?
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