The National Trust have become the latest organisation to condemn the construction of Sizewell C. The trust manages Dunwich Heath which sits not far from the proposed development and is concerned about the impact that the nuclear power station could have on this area. In its relevant representation to the planning inspectorate the trust raised a number of areas of concern including the visual impact of Sizewell C as well as risks posed by climate change. The trust said: “Current proposal risks unacceptably damaging the integrity and beauty of our site at Dunwich Heath and the wider landscape.” It said it was also concerned about the impact on visitors to Dunwich Heath who are no longer able to use the land earmarked for the development.
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Plans for the £20bn Sizewell C plant on the Suffolk coast have been put forward by EDF Energy. Suffolk Coastal’s Conservative MP, Thérèse Coffey, backs them but said more mitigation measures were needed to gain her full support. EDF said it was looking at how to “further improve” the plans to “minimise the impacts” on the area. Commenting on Wednesday, the deadline for people to register their views with the Planning Inspectorate, the MP said she was a “firm believer” that Sizewell C would be of “significant benefit” to the county and to the UK. But she said mitigation against all impacts on the local community was “absolutely key”, and felt EDF needed to bring in more material by train and sea during construction.
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