Together Against Sizewell C TASC) see the poll as meaningless, it’s not independent having been commissioned by EDF, and is nothing more than a contrived advertisement for EDF, who are desperate to garner support for a project that is experiencing growing opposition from all quarters, locally and nationally. Whether it is those who witnessed the destruction of Coronation Wood and appreciate that this was a foretaste of the environmental devastation and disruption that Sizewell C will inflict on East Suffolk or the dozens of local parish/town councils, thousands of individuals, organisations such as the RSPB and Suffolk Wildlife Trust, over 100 local businesses and business leaders, all are united in opposition to Sizewell C. Such a small sample of 500 people is hardly representative of the people of Suffolk when compared to the 19,000+ who recently signed the joint TASC and Stop Sizewell C petition, 2,492 with an IP postcode and the nearly 60,000 who have supported RSPB’ s Love Minsmere campaign to oppose Sizewell C.
TASC 17th Dec 2020 read more »
Chinese engineers will be barred from working on the new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk – even though they are playing a key role in building its sister plant. Whitehall sources revealed last night that China General Nuclear will be confined to providing finance if it is allowed to play any part in the Sizewell project. It follows mounting concern over the security risk of giving China too big a role in Britain’s infrastructure after the Government was forced to reverse its decision to let Huawei build the 5G mobile phone network earlier this year. Whitehall sources said that although the decision to build Sizewell has only been taken in principle, the ‘starting point’ of negotiations with French energy company EDF would be that CGN could only provide investment – with no ‘hands on’ role.
Daily Mail 19th Dec 2020 read more »
Suffolk County Council has welcomed changes to the proposed plans for Sizewell C nuclear power station but says it still needs further information on some vital elements. The county council was responding on the final day of the latest consultation for the project. SCC said it was particularly pleased with EDF’s move towards reducing the number of HGVs on Suffolk’s roads and increasing the use of rail and marine freight deliveries during site construction. However, it said that the proposals still lacked vital elements in detail and assessment; particularly in regards to the impact of the proposals on the coastline and potential night time disturbance to those living close to the railway line. The council said it was also pleased with proposed further mitigation for the loss of fen meadow habitat at Pakenham and improvement to the design of the SSSi crossing.
Ipswich Star 18th Dec 2020 read more »
Suffolk County Council 18th Dec 2020 read more »