SAVE SUFFOLK’S WILDLIFE FROM EDF’s SIZEWELL C! by Suffolk Coastal FOE in Cransford, England, United KingdomEDF Energy plans to build a massive new nuclear power station, Sizewell C, which will devastate the local wildlife and their rare habitats.
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Other groups will be concentrating on the planning issues, e.g. traffic problems, route of railway line, impact of park & rides, location of workers’ campus etc. It therefore makes sense for us to focus on what we are best at and known for, i.e. the wildlife and habitat impacts. We have been working away behind the scenes doing research into the precise habitat requirements of the Red Data Book listed species on the Sizewell site – those that are already at risk of extinction. There are many, particularly the invertebrates. The local Butterfly Conservation group have been extremely helpful and given us records of the tetrads that are regularly walked in the area, with numbers of rare butterflies seen. Not only would some of those precious habitats go directly under concrete, but there would clearly be an impact on those that remain. EDFE are trying to deny this and are making out that the new habitat at Aldhurst Farm would compensate for everything lost. We intend to show that this is not the case!
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NFLA, Cllr David Blackburn Councillors are right, EDF should delay its Sizewell C application. I warmly welcome the joint letter of opposition councillors on Sizewell County Council calling on the Government to halt EDF moving forward with a Development Consultation Order for Sizewell C (EADT, 28th April). The letter mirrors our own concerns noted last week in our own letter to the EADT, and that of many parish, town and East Suffolk District Councillors as well. Democratic discussions have to be put on hold at the moment as the country deals with the worst public health emergency in living memory. It suggests an arrogance and a desperation within EDF to want to move forward with the Sizewell C development at the moment. The four rounds of local consultation on EDF’s Sizewell C plans showed a large level of concern and opposition from across local government, much of which stating that EDF have not provided adequate information to explain how they would mitigate many of the harmful environmental effects of the development. Indeed, all local environmental groups have raised huge concern on its impact, particularly to the likes of wildlife gems like the RSPB Minsmere site. Just today, 60 prominent local people have added similar concerns in a joint letter to The Times. It is clear there is a wide and growing coalition of real concern about Sizewell C. EDF should not just halt the DCO application, it should listen to local opinion and cancel the project altogether. There is no need for Sizewell C. It is time EDF listened to its critics and halted it.
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