EDF commit to sharing Sizewell C information: RSPB response

Monday 25 February 2019

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EDF Energy commit to sharing information about Sizewell C proposals, recognising the need to understand potential impacts on RSPB's internationally important Minsmere nature reserve.

We welcome today’s statement from EDF Energy recognising the international importance of Minsmere nature reserve and the need to fully understand the potential impacts of the construction of Sizewell C and how these could be mitigated to protect the reserve and its wildlife.

EDF’s commitment to sharing information about the proposals will be essential in enabling us to adequately assess the risks to the reserve based on the evidence of detailed ecological studies.

It is fantastic that more than 12,000 people who love Minsmere have responded to the consultation by asking EDF to ensure it is protected.

We would encourage anyone who hasn’t yet to do so before the consultation ends on 29 March.

To add your response visit loveminsmere.org

 

EDF Energy's statement in full:

"As responsible neighbours EDF Energy is committed to building on the good relationship Sizewell B has with RSPB Minsmere.

"We recognise the special nature of the reserve and its importance locally, nationally, and internationally. EDF Energy will fully assess the potential impact the Sizewell C project could have on Minsmere and the wider network of internationally protected areas as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the project.

"The Sizewell C project team will continue to share information about the proposals for Sizewell C with the RSPB to understand the potential impacts of the construction of the station and how they could be mitigated to protect Minsmere from potential harm.

"We look forward to receiving the RSPB’s feedback on our Stage 3 proposals for Sizewell C and will continue to provide support and answer any questions the RSPB may have."

Last Updated: Monday 25 February 2019

Contact

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Rupert Masefield

Communications Officer, Eastern England region

rupert.masefield@rspb.org.uk
01603 697595
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