County council chiefs are to write again to Government to voice their concern over the number of massive energy projects planned for a small area of east Suffolk. The decision follows a high-level meeting with community leaders from across the area over their ongoing worries over the proposals for Sizewell C. Officials said the group of 86 representatives from 28 town and parish councils remained unconvinced over EDF Energy’s plans for the new twin reactor nuclear power station, particularly whether it will provide a long lasting legacy for the socio-economic benefit of the area, and its impact on wildlife and flood risk. The meeting to discuss the Stage 4 consultation was held by members of Sizewell C Joint Local Authorities Group (JLAG). JLAG chairman Richard Smith said: “These local leaders are all very well informed and knowledgeable surrounding EDF Energy’s proposals having been through 3 stages of consultation so far. As expected, there was a lot of strong feeling within the room and it was important for us to hear the concerns of the community as we consider a joint response to the Stage 4 consultation from Suffolk County Council and East Suffolk Council.
East Anglian Daily Times 30th July 2019 read more »