Fiona Cairns (last week) was right to raise questions about the news that many more energy projects are now trying to crowd through the "Energy Gateway" at Sizewell. Fears and worries go much wider than just the impact on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The news is that the start of the East Anglian offshore wind farm cabling now needs to be done. More big offshore zones are waiting out there. Then there are two undersea interconnector cables, projects Nautilus and Eurolink. These are necessary to balance weather changes across Europe and buy and sell electricty, also coming onshore at Sizewell.These cables need very big converter stations - measured by football pitch sizes - and It's all at Sizewell because of the route to the nearest national grid circuit, where EDF's nuclear power goes via the pylons built back in the nationalised nuclear industry days before EDF.

The other development, though not signalled yet, is the need for a vast nuclear dry store for 40 years or more for Sizewell C. It would need to be at least 6 times the size of the recently built dry store, needing extra land and costing too. A huge development because Sizewell C is two, not one reactor, and these two would be the world's biggest.

The impact of all this is going to be huge and far too much for Suffolk's poor infrastructure, for nature impact, for tourism, for residents and commuters. Stretched over a long period, 10-15  years for the nuclear project, a decade maybe for the wind farms - It seems to have shocked local politicians who've promoted the "Energy Gateway" so hard. Their own government has licenced it all and must have known - why were communities not told ?

What can be done ? The offshore wind farms are already licensed and building, the interconnectors are necessary for shortfalls and surpluses. But as time passes, more nuclear at Sizewell is looking less credible for a whole range of reasons. Meanwhile, cvommunities south of the Leiston-Sizewell road will face all of the cabling challenges. Local talk says EDF won't cooperate on land and pylon access. So, isn't it about time EDF admitted that Sizewell C is not suitable for Suffolk, not necessary given these other truly renewable supplies, not sustainable because a 60 year lifespan and 10 to 15 years to build mean it is going to be technologicaly redundant in any case. There are may more objections to Szewell C, but if it is no longer necessary, shouldn't it be cancelled ? It would free up land and pylon capacity and reduce the burden on the communities facing the cabling and converter stations impacts.

Regan Scott, Great Bealings