Planning chiefs must decide today whether plans for Sizewell C will go to the next stage of examination. The Planning Inspectorate has had 28 days to consider the development consent order (DCO) from EDF for the new nuclear power station and must now consider whether it is happy for it to proceed to the next stage. EDF had been intending to submit the application to the Planning Inspectorate by the end of March but this was pushed back by the coronavirus. The application was eventually entered at the end of May. The Planning Inspectorate must now either decide to accept the plans as an adequate application or require more work to be done. If it approves the plans then work will begin to examine them further with documents being made available to the public. Interested parties will then be able to register to make representations to the examiners who will look into the plans in much more detail.
East Anglian Daily Times 24th June 2020 read more »
Letter Rae Street: The green coalition’s suggestion of a national nature service and its list of 330 projects to restore our land, coastlines and economy for a greener future is to be welcomed. However, it follows that any project that will destroy existing sites of specific scientific interest (SSSI) should not be allowed to go forward. This applies to EDF Energy’s application to build a new nuclear reactor at Sizewell in Suffolk which will destroy the Sizewell Betts SSSI, a nationally rare fen habitat, and the neighbouring Minsmere nature reserve.
Guardian 23rd June 2020 read more »
Mr Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union has been sent the following letter regarding the backwards and dangerous pro-nuclear stance the union is taking. The letter focuses on Sizewell but the same is true throughout the UK. Solidarity towards the health and well being of Unite’s members, the public and the planet is not best served by Unite’s subservience to the nuclear new build agenda.
Radiation Free Lakeland 23rd June 2020 read more »