A 1,500-strong petition opposing plans for a new nuclear plant has been delivered to a county council leader. EDF Energy hopes to build the £16bn Sizewell C on the Suffolk coast, next to the existing Sizewell B. The petition was handed to Suffolk County Council’s Conservative leader Matthew Hicks ahead of the authority’s cabinet meeting. Campaign group Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) said the case against the development was “overwhelming”. Chairman Pete Wilkinson said it would force “10 to 12 years of crippling social and environmental disruption on the county”. “It will fundamentally change the way of life in this region, cause people to lose their homes, destroy an area of outstanding natural beauty and leave us with another legacy of lethal radioactive waste,” he said.
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Protestors and two Suffolk councils joined forces in calling for more information from EDF on its proposals to build a new multi-million pound nuclear power plant at Sizewell. Campaign groups turned up in force to show support for Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council’s opposition to EDF’s current proposals, which both believe is lacking on detail and not considerate of local resident’s priorities. The county council does not have the power to force EDF to provide it with the information it wants to see before it submits a planning application. However, county councillor Richard Smith, co-chairman of the Sizewell C Joint Local Authorities Group (JLAG), has said that if they do not see the information it needs to weigh up the positives and negatives of the project, it is able to recommend to the planning inspectorate it does not approve of the plan.
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