Campaigners are seeking a second judicial review after the High Court threw out their first bid to stop the go-ahead to fell a century-old Suffolk woodland. TASC (Together Against Sizewell C) wanted a review of the decision by East Suffolk Council to allow Coronation Wood to be chopped down as part of preparations to build a new twin reactor nuclear power station. Opponents claim the felling of the wood – planted in 1910 to mark the coronation of George V – is premature as the power station plans have not been submitted or approved. EDF wants to create a new visitor centre which would also involve re-siting large parking areas and moving other buildings as part of changes at Sizewell B and preparations for Sizewell C. EDF says the work needs to be carried out to prevent delays to the construction of Sizewell C. TASC though says the10-acre wood between Leiston and Sizewell is a wildlife haven for badgers, bats and many native and migratory birds – as well as a visual and noise barrier – and have pledged to “fight every inch of the way” to prevent it being lost.
East Anglian Daily Times 19th March 2020 read more »