Planning chiefs have started the formal examination of the proposals for a new twin-reactor nuclear power plant on the Suffolk coast – despite campaigners’ calls for a delay. Parish and town councils, environmental organisations and campaign groups asked the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for the crucial procedure to be put back because of the huge pressure many local people are facing in fighting both Sizewell C and plans for two enormous offshore windfarms and infrastructure at the same time. The campaigners are also anxious that PINS has still not decided whether to accept EDF Energy’s revised plans for the £20billion Sizewell project, leaving them even more work to do. The examination of ScottishPower Renewables’ (SPR) application for a Development Consent Order for its plans for the East Anglia One North (EA1N) and East Anglia Two (EA2) offshore wind farms has already been extended by three months.
East Anglian Daily Times 16th April 2021 read more »