Concerns have been raised over proposed changes to the design of Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk. Sizewell C developer EDF submitted the design changes in January, after feedback from earlier rounds of consultation on the environmental impact of the project, while in March the Planning Inspectorate asked for more information about several proposed changes. Design changes include increasing rail and sea deliveries during construction to reduce the number of HGVs on Suffolk’s local roads. However in further submissions to the Planning Inspectorate, East Suffolk Council and the Environment Agency have both said the enhanced permanent and temporary beach landing facilities (BLF) “have potential to cause significant impacts on coastal processes”. Natural England added that it is still waiting for further “relevant information” on a number of aspects of the scheme, including the BLFs and alterations to coastal defences.
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