Council bosses are urging EDF Energy to delay the next stage of their plans for Sizewell C until the coronavirus pandemic. EDF are due to submit the Development Consent Order (DCO) to the government in the next few weeks – triggering a process which includes a period of formal public engagement. In a joint statement, Suffolk County Council leader Matthew Hicks and East Suffolk Council chief Steve Gallant have argued submitting the DCO too soon will prevent the public from seeing the plans due to current social distancing guidelines. But EDF said they have already discussed the plans with the district and county councils “at length”.
East Anglian Daily Times 11th April 2020 read more »