Communities join forces to seek urgent review of seven major energy projects planned for Suffolk. Thirty-two communities in east Suffolk have joined forces for the first time to oppose moves to build seven major energy projects in a small part of the county. The town and parish councils have written to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Andrea Leadsom asking for the Government to intervene immediately – and to carry out an urgent review of the impact of the current plans. The group also want an immediate suspension of ScottishPower Renewables’ applications for the East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO windfarms. In the letter on behalf of the councils, Tim Beach, chairman of Snape Parish Council, says each project is too big for the areas being considered. Mr Beach said: “The cumulative impact of having six of these sequential industrial energy developments running in parallel with a proposed Sizewell C development will devastate the local environment, economy and the health and well-being of all those who live in, work in and visit our parishes and towns over a period of many years, impacting negatively on the whole of East Suffolk. “The significant harm is not outweighed by any potential gain and we would request your robust consideration and urgent intervention. You would also be most welcome to visit.”
East Anglian Daily Times 22nd Dec 2019 read more »
Protestors begin proceedings against council over felling of Coronation Wood. Protestors have called for a judicial review against over the future of a local wood set to become a car park for a nuclear power station.
East Anglian Daily Times 28th Dec 2019 read more »