Significant changes have been put forward to the plans for the £20billion Sizewell C nuclear power station to cut the number of lorries on Suffolk’s roads and curb its impact on the environment. EDF Energy has submitted 14 changes to the twin reactor project with the full details set to be released today – and a 30-day public consultation to take place next month. The main changes involve making more use of rail and sea to deliver construction materials for the massive project, with an increase in trains and alterations to the proposed beach landing facility. It is also planned to reduce the use of AONB land on the Sizewell estate by working closely with Sizewell A, which is being decommissioned, and by using existing land for critical buildings that need to be moved to allow construction to get under way. In addition, Sizewell C is proposing additional land for the creation of fen meadow to further increase the ‘net gain’ in biodiversity following completion of project.
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