There is a consultation going on for three new reactors in Suffolk. These would be next to the already dangerous situation at Sizewell. There is a letter below from Radiation Free Lakeland – please feel free to use this for ideas to write your own objection.
Radiation Free Lakeland 26th Jan 2017 read more »
We must point out in the first instance that TASC is opposed to the construction of Sizewell C. Some of the reasons we are opposed to the building of SZC are as follows: a) The area to be used for the development of SZC is in an AONB designated for its landscape qualities. b) SZC is to be situated on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The area has many other environmental designations which have received little or no attention from EDFE. c) It is suggested by EDFE that there is mitigation for the loss of part of the SSSI however we contest this statement. Aldhurst Farm Habitat Creation does not recompense for the loss of Sizewell Belts SSSI d) The geographical site for SZC is in a very sensitive rural location on an eroding coast, with poor transport links, in an area which depends heavily on tourism for the best part of its economy. Many people visit the area because of the peace and tranquillity they find here. e) We believe the development, with two reactors and their chimney stacks, is far too large. They will dominate, spilling over to the east and west and will be too high in the low-lying coastal scene, creating an unacceptably prominent industrial appearance. f) The Access Road to service the development severs the AONB and the corridors for wildlife. g) The lay-up area and the batching plant are again situated in the AONB in a very sensitive site. h) We believe it will decimate the Tourist Trade which is of essential economic value to the area. It will take many years to recover. i) There is a serious risk of coastal erosion. If the site is protected from the sea there will be a knock on effect elsewhere on the coast. j) We are concerned about the amount of potable water SZC will need in this dry area of East Anglia
Together Against Sizewell C 26th Jan 2017 read more »
Labour politicians in an east Suffolk town want the maximum number of construction jobs possible to go to local people if the Sizewell C nuclear power station is built. They believe this would help to reduce the size of the controversial accommodation campus to be built near Eastbridge to house around 2,400 workers, and give a bigger boost to the local economy with permanent residents and their families likely to spend more money in the area.
East Anglian Daly Times 26th Jan 2017 read more »
Condemnation of the way the Suffolk coast’s nationally designated and widely treasured landscape is treated in EDF Energy’s latest Sizewell C consultation has been delivered by the protected area’s managers. The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership – which includes more than 20 organisations – has revealed it is “extremely disappointed” that the consultation makes “minimal reference” to the designation of a sensitive, economically important, tourism-generating landscape that would severed for up to 12 years while the multi-billion pound nuclear power station was being built.It accuses EDF of seeking to minimise or “even perhaps undermine” the significance of the AONB’s designation.
East Anglian Daily Times 26th Jan 2017 read more »