‘Still not good enough’ – Suffolk councils say they can’t support latest Sizewell C plans. Suffolk authorities have again rejected proposals for the county’s new multi-billion pound nuclear power station – telling energy bosses their plans are still not good enough to support. Councils said they were frustrated by the lack of detail in EDF Energy’s latest Sizewell C consultation and urged the company to work with them to show the project’s benefits can still outweigh its disadvantages. Responding to the consultation on Friday, Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council said that while they support the principle of a new power station they were disappointed EDF Energy’s plans did not contain as much information as hoped. EDF launched stage three of its consultation on January 4 including details of a two villages A12 bypass to mitigate the effects of construction traffic, a Theberton bypass, and a link road between Yoxford and Sizewell.
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Suffolk Councils disappointed by EDF Energy’s lack of detailed proposals call on energy firm to work collaboratively to demonstrate the value of the proposed development.
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Plans for a new nuclear power plant have failed to get the full support of two key councils due to a lack of information. EDF Energy hopes to build the £16bn Sizewell C, near Leiston, Suffolk, next to the existing Sizewell B. Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council said while supporting the plant in principle, they were disappointed at a lack of details. The energy firm said it would “continue to work with the local authorities”. A report to Suffolk Council Council’s cabinet, which meets on 12 March, outlines what information the councils say they need to fully commit to the scheme. The councils want more information on how EDF aims to mitigate for effects of a large workforce living in the area during the construction. They also want more details from the energy company on how it will monitor the impact of the power station on the coast. The councils were also concerned about the introduction of four pylons on the development site which “would have considerable detrimental impact” on the area.
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