BBC Birdwatch presenter Chris Packham warns of environmental ‘catastrophe’ if plans for new nuclear power station on wetland nature reserve go ahead. Chris Packham and campaigners warn against nuclear plant on nature reserve. French energy firm EDF wants to build Sizewell C with two more giant reactors. The firm last year axed plan to build a jetty to bring in materials for site by sea. It is a wetland nature reserve of such beauty and importance that it became home to the BBC’s popular Springwatch series for three years. But campaigners fear that Minsmere, a 2,500-acre Royal Society for the Protection of Birds site on the Suffolk coast, faces catastrophe under plans put forward by French energy firm EDF to build a new nuclear power station. The site, which attracts numerous species of rare birds including marsh harriers, lies close to an existing nuclear power station, Sizewell B – but EDF now wants to build Sizewell C, which comprises two more giant reactors.
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TASC Astonished at East Suffolk Council Planning Officers’ Recommendation to Approve EDF’s Plans to Commence Premature Building Work for Sizewell C despite Widespread Objections. Having read the recent Planning Officers’ report from East Suffolk Council for the EDF Sizewell B relocation of facilities planning application, which is to be considered at the ESC Strategic Planning meeting on 9th September, Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) are very disappointed at the Planning Officers’ recommendation to approve. TASC’s press officer Chris Wilson said, “TASC are particularly disappointed at the lack of concern shown for the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sizewell Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest which so many objectors have cited as being in need of protection. We know Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council, Aldeburgh Town Council, Theberton and Eastbridge and Middleton Parish Councils, the AONB team, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and Suffolk Preservation Society all requested refusal of this application that EDF have submitted in preparation for building Sizewell C’s twin nuclear reactors on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. Indeed not one single person has expressed support. EDF could not have written a more biased report themselves.
TASC 31st Aug 2019 read more »