National Trust bosses are “deeply concerned” about the impact a new nuclear power station could have on an “irreplaceable stretch” of the Suffolk coast and say they are still waiting for vital information about the project. Officials want the final consultation for Sizewell C to be delayed until after the coronavirus lockdown – even though EDF Energy could submit its planning application this week. While EDF does not envisage a significant impact on Dunwich Heath, owned by the National Trust, the trust is worried about the site, which has views over the nuclear complex. Nick Collinson, general manager for the Suffolk and Essex Coast, National Trust, said: “The National Trust cares for Dunwich Heath for everyone, for ever. Dunwich Heath’s internationally important heathland is home to many internationally important and rare species and habitats. “As such, the National Trust is deeply concerned about the current proposals for Sizewell C and the impact they could have on the wildlife, views and visitor experience of Dunwich Heath, and this irreplaceable stretch of the Suffolk coast.
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EDF UK said on Monday it hopes to submit a planning application soon regarding the Sizewell C nuclear plant in Britain after delays caused by the coronavirus outbreak. “We anticipate submitting the planning application for Sizewell C soon following a pause due to the coronavirus. We will confirm as soon as the planning application is submitted,” EDF UK said in a statement. “It is important to note that public engagement in the process will not begin until the planning inspectorate accepts the application which takes around a month.
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