Sizewell C is not good for Suffolk coast – but is council being tough enough? A few weeks ago I outlined my concerns about the proposals to build Sizewell C power station in a part of the world I know well and is probably the most attractive part of the Suffolk coastline. Since then I’ve met senior people from EDF and also heard some enlightening comments from local councillors. The overall result of these conversations I’ve had is that in my mind the case against the power station is even more compelling. My arguments against Sizewell C have always been based on the environmental damage it would do to the heritage coast and the economics of the industry which I still believe mean further nuclear plants are not viable. I don’t have any worries about the technology. I think Sizewell A and B were good for the area – and if conditions had permitted Sizewell C to be “piggy-backed” on the second power station 20 years ago that would have been fine. But the proposals for Sizewell C as they now stand will cause totally unacceptable damage to one of the most environmentally sensitive and diverse habitats in the country – and threatens to destroy the social cohesion of a part of the county that is very precious to me.
East Anglian Daily Times 7th Feb 2019 read more »