EDF are seeking planning permission for the relocation of several Sizewell B buildings.

TASC and many other groups firmly believe that EDF are trying to get ahead of the game by going to East Suffolk Council via the Town and Country Planning System instead of submitting their plans as part of the Sizewell C  Development Consent order to the Planning Inspectorate.

You will find the TASC objection among others via the East Suffolk Planning applications page at  
https://publicaccess.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple Put Sizewell B into the search box and it should come up as the first notice. If you wish to leave a comment on the planning site it is possible to do so, though you will have to register/login in order to submit it.

The stge 4 consultation will run from July 18th until September 27th. We will put up details of the exhibitions and links to the documents once they are confirmed by EDF. We urge everyone to please submit their views and questions to the consultation. When it comes to opposing this monstrous carbuncle, every little helps!

EDF wiant to narrow the focus of the consultation to a few specific areas including transport and ecology. We do not have to agree to do so, and will ask them about other aspects of the development as we see fit.

Transport: There are a number of concerns about how materials and people will be transported in and out of Sizewell C. EDF had previously considered a range of strategies including marine-led, rail-led and road-led plans. In the third round of consultations EDF made clear that it was now only looking at rail-led or road-led strategies.

Environment: Environmental concerns about the nuclear power station focus on the RSPB Minsmere site and the Suffolk Coastal and Heaths AONB. Wildlife experts raised concerns at the start of the year that the station could have a "major adverse environmental impact" on the habitats at Minsmere including the loss of habitat for certain species as well as the disruption of wildlife during the construction process.

Accommodation: Concerns were raised in early 2017 about the proposed accommodation for 2,400 workers.

TASC Response: TASC is not surprised that there is to be a Stage 4 consultation as we and many others were gravely concerned about the lack of detail at Stage 3. However, it is TASC's view that the disruption that Sizewell C will cause on such a massive scale in the AONB and in the surrounding area of East Suffolk; that even with some major alterations it may still not be an acceptable development.Particularly with a view to habitat destruction, displacement of species, damage to the ecology of the area, and possible new roads, concern about lack of water supply and climate emergency. However, we will study EDF's further proposals and give them every consideration.

You are invited to attend the Suffolk Coast Against Retreat AGM at which Therese Coffey will address the meeting about the government’s 25 year environment plan.

Guest Speaker Thérèse Coffey MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DEFRA
with responsibility for flooding and rural affairs


also attending:
Peter Aldous MP for Waveney


All welcome
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EDF are holding a Sizewell C Community Forum at 18:30 on Thursday 26 July 2018. Please arrive in time for a 19:00 start so we can conclude the meeting at 21:00.

This is a meeting in public rather than a public meeting, so whilst the public are welcome to attend, only community forum members can speak or ask questions. It is important to maintain this procedural discipline because we have limited time and all Forum members need to have their opportunity.  Membership of the Forum depends upon the position held in an organisation or a nomination from a parish council.