Campaigners slam EDF intransigence on accommodation proposals for Sizewell C&D, welcome principle of a link road, but concerned about volume of traffic. Campaigners in east Suffolk today expressed profound dismay that EDF’s accommodation proposals for Sizewell C&D remain substantially unchanged, with a campus for 2,400 workers at Eastbridge. EDF’s ‘Stage 3’ consultation documents, published today, do not reassure local campaigners about the impacts of worker accommodation and traffic on the environment and neighbouring communities, who are on the front line of the largest construction project the east of England will have ever seen.
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An environmental charity says it is still not convinced enough will be done to protect wildlife if the Sizewell C nuclear plant goes ahead. Energy giant EDF today launched the third and final public consultation into its plans for a third power station on the Suffolk coast. It claims it will create 25,000 jobs and bring millions of pounds into the local economy. But, despite two previous public consultations and a number of changes, EDF has yet to over its critics. Among them is the RSPB which runs the Minsmere reserve just a stone’s throw from the proposed Sizewell C site. Area manager Adam Rowlands said he was still not convinced enough thought had been given to the protection of wildlife.
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Power plant to pump up to £200million into economy of Suffolk and region. The latest plans for Sizewell C include bypasses for Theberton, Farnham and Stratford St Andrew – and possibly a link road from Yoxford to Sizewell. The 6.8km link road route would connect the A12 at Yoxford to the Sizewell C construction site and bypass the B1122, giving. campaigners a vital victory after six years of pressure. They have claimed the B1122 is little more than a country lane and could not take up to 1,500 lorries a day – and the need for a link road is “indisputable”. Proposals for £14bn Sizewell C have now been fine-tuned – with the project edging a step closer with the start of the final stage of consultation today.
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