A series of changes have been made to plans for a new nuclear power station in Suffolk to try and reduce its impact on the environment. Energy company EDF said it had listened to concerns about the Sizewell C project and has contacted the Planning Inspectorate with a number of improvements. The proposed changes include: Increasing rail and sea deliveries during construction to reduce the number of HGVs on local roads. Reducing the use of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) land on the Sizewell estate by working closely with Sizewell A, which is being decommissioned. The creation of fen meadow.
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Consultation has been launched today on a series of proposed changes to the plans for Sizewell C – which EDF Energy says would take hundreds of lorries a day off Suffolk’s roads during its construction.
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Plans for proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast, which is currently waiting for planning approval, would “sabotage” the government’s 30 by 30 pledge to nature, Suffolk Wildlife Trust has said. With wildlife in decline, the government this week committed to protect 30% of UK land by 2030 to allow nature to recover. However, according to Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the development of Sizewell C would make it “even harder” for the government to reach this commitment. Earlier this month Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit head of analysis Jonathan Marshall warned that the development, which developer EDF has said could power 6M homes, may not represent value for money.
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