Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) members today called on EdF to ensure that its workforce engaged in the premature felling of Coronation Wood are in possession of the relevant paperwork authorising their actions. Many members of the public contacted TASC when felling began, to suggest that EdF needed a licence from Natural England authorising activities which would disturb or endanger native British bats which are believed to roost in the wood and use the surrounding area for foraging. Investigations seemed to suggest that Natural England had not issued such a licence which, if true, could render the felling operations illegal as well as premature and immoral. Natural England have been contacted and they advised that if a wildlife crime has been suspected the police should be contacted to advise the felling should be stopped until it was clear that proper processes had been followed. A police liaison officer from Halesworth attended the site but it appears felling is still continuing but TASC remain unaware if the appropriate paperwork exists.
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Protestors have gathered to oppose EDF Energy cutting down woodland trees as part of its planned £20billion Sizewell C nuclear power station development. Demonstrators gathered in Coronation Wood, adjacent to Sizewell B, on Wednesday in opposition to the energy giant axing several trees to make way for new offices. EDF has pledged to replace the trees that have been lost and said the proposed Sizewell C nuclear reactor would represent a biodiversity net gain upon completion. A legal challenge by Joan Girling, of Together Against Sizewell C, to prevent EDF from starting the work in the woodland was dismissed by the High Court in October. The campaigners filed a submission to the Court of Appeal but the case failed last month.
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