EDF announces new public consultation on Sizewell C

Fabian Harrison

Thursday 18 July 2019

Minsmere RSPB Reserve, general view of Boomacre Mere

  • EDF announces fourth round of consultation for Sizewell C nuclear power station

  • RSPB calls for further evidence from EDF that Sizewell C will not have a detrimental impact on Minsmere nature reserve and the surrounding area

Earlier this year over 20,000 members of the public told EDF why they Love Minsmere, signing our e-action during Stage 3 of the Sizewell C consultation. This was to be the final public consultation before EDF submitted their application for a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate.

However, today EDF have launched an unexpected fourth round of public consultation. Running from 18th July to 27th September 2019, this consultation will focus on ecological and transport impacts. The RSPB still believes that Sizewell is not a suitable location for a new nuclear power station. As highlighted in the Government’s National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation (EN-6), Sizewell C could have detrimental impacts on internationally and nationally important landscapes, habitats and species of the Suffolk coast and at RSPB Minsmere nature reserve. We are yet to see evidence in full which addresses all our concerns and will not be satisfied until we have been presented with this.

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Last Updated: Thursday 18 July 2019

Tagged with: Country: Suffolk Country: Minsmere Country: Eastern England Topic: Construction Topic: Energy