Coronation Wood will now be chopped down to make way for Sizewell C – even though the proposed new twin reactor nuclear power station has not been given the go-ahead yet. The application from EDF Energy, part of major changes to the Sizewell B estate needed for Sizewell C’s construction, generated a huge number of objections. However, it was approved by East Suffolk Council’s (ESC) strategic planning committee by nine votes to eight. Theberton and Eastbridge Parish Council, supported by a number of other parish and town councils, will now ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to “call in” the application and consider it for a planning inquiry. Paul Collins, of Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell, said: “We strongly oppose ESC’s decision to approve this application when the DCO request for Sizewell C has neither been submitted nor approved. If Sizewell C does not go ahead – and there are many reasons why it might not, including uncertain financing and major environmental obstacles – the AONB will have been needlessly damaged.”
East Anglian Daily Times 11th Sept 2019 read more »
People will find out about the realities of living next door to a nuclear power station construction site tomorrow at a public meeting over Sizewell C. Broadcaster Bill Turnbull will chair the event to discuss EDF Energy’s latest proposals for the twin reactor in the frontline community of Theberton and Eastbridge. Special guest will be Hinkley Point C (HPC) campaigner Richard Cuttell who is travelling from Somerset to share his experience as neighbour to EDF’s construction site for the new plant on which Sizewell C will be based. Mr Cuttell, chairman of the West Hinkley Action Group, lives in Shurton, close to the fenceline of HPC. He will bring his experience of dealing with EDF during the project, and that of local councillors he works closely with, describing how residents of the Parish of Stogursey – which contains the hamlets of Shurton and Burton and is similar to Theberton and Eastbridge – have been impacted by the build. The meeting will begin with a presentation by Mr Cuttell including talking through public consultations, the Development Consent Application and life next to the construction site.
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