EDF have held five public consultations from 2012 to 2020 on their proposals for Sizewell C. The RSPB were heavily involved in each consultation stating our concerns for nature.
In 2019 we launched our #LoveMinsmere campaign which saw an incredible 20,419 of you take action and write to EDF stating why you love Minsmere and why the reserve must be protected. Your support was seen again at the #LoveMinsmere Festival which saw over 1000 people gather on Whin Hill, site of the BBC Springwatch studio, to form an outline of the #LoveMinsmere love heart with Sizewell in the background. This sent a visual message to EDF that the reserve must be protected.
Then, in November 2020 Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin launched the RSPB’s and Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s new #LoveMinsmere e-action during a live online event, #LoveMinsmere Live. We called on supporters to take make nature’s voice stronger in the planning process. On February 15 the e-action closed.
#LoveMinsmere has also been supported by Bill Turnbull, Michaela Strachan, Mike Dilger, Alison Steadman, Anthony Horowitz, Iolo Williams, Emma Kennedy, Miranda Krestovinkoff, Dr Amir Khan and Love Island’s Jack Fincham.