For most of my life I’ve been a supporter of nuclear power as a reliable green alternative to shoving carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, writes Paul Geater. Sizewell power stations are an important part of the Suffolk economy and I could not see any reason not to build a third plant on the coast there. However the sheer scale of what is being proposed and the impact it will have on the area is making me change my mind – and to question some of the underlying assumptions behind EDF’s case. The more I see and hear of the plans for Sizewell C the more worried I become – why does it have to be so large and so disruptive? The idea of building a huge “campus” between Leiston and Theberton would totally change the character of an area that has become well known for its beauty and wildlife value thanks to television programmes like Springwatch and the marketing efforts of tourist organisations. And it’s interesting that wildlife groups, including the RSPB which manages Minsmere and other nature reserves in the area, have major concerns – when Sizewell B was built they took a neutral stand despite all the controversy surrounding the project.
Ipswich Star 2nd Feb 2017 read more »
More than 3,500 people have taken part in Stage 2 of the Sizewell C public consultation which ends on Friday, February 3 after ten weeks of events, exhibitions and meetings. Among those handing their submissions in as the consultation ended were Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell C (TEAGS) the B1122 Action Group, Minsmere Levels Stakeholder Group and Theberton and Eastbridge Parish Council.
East Anglian Daily Times 2nd Feb 2017 read more »