Welcome to the website of Theberton and Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell [TEAGS].

EDF’s plans to build two new nuclear reactors at Sizewell in east Suffolk will have a devastating impact on this unique and magical place, and especially on the villages of Theberton and Eastbridge and the local environment. The construction of Sizewell C&D must not be allowed to destroy the lives of local residents, or the qualities that make this area of Suffolk, and the Minsmere Reserve, so special and so popular with visitors:  the peace, tranquility, dark night skies, beautiful landscapes, fragile coastline and rich wildlife.

We oppose the building of what is effectively a new town for 2,400 construction workers so close to Minsmere and only 300 yards from the tiny, peaceful hamlet of Eastbridge, and believe that the B1122 – a winding country road – is not fit to carry up to 900 construction lorries each day through Theberton. A dedicated relief road is necessary, to reduce the impact on residents, visitors and listed buildings, and allow proper emergency evacuation.

Visit our News Section for the latest updates and media coverage, check out our social media feeds below, and to find out more about who we are, visit Contact Us.

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Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS5 days ago
Lots of news today....

EDF reiterate commitment to using Hinkley supply chain at Sizewell, to slash £5bn from the cost. https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/hinkley-point-c-supply-chain-backed-for-sizewell-project/10037974.article

Wylfa still in question: "Britain’s planned nuclear revival was thrown into fresh doubt yesterday after the company developing reactors on Anglesey warned it was still struggling to finance the project despite promised government support. Read in The Times - https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/hitachi-struggles-to-fund-nuclear-future-tnk9pgbpt

The UK boss of China General Nuclear puts his foot on the accelerator for Bradwell (and separately showed interest in the Moorside site): "We will bring forward significantly the date at which we expect the first UK HPR1000 to enter commercial operation. We are confident we can close that gap by bringing Bradwell into operation much sooner. Rescheduling the project, bringing forward COD [commercial operation date], bringing forward FID [final investment decision] and focusing on a target COD of circa 2030."
See http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CGN-ready-to-ramp-up-UK-ambitions
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS6 days ago
Concerning the amalgamation of energy project affecting our area, Suffolk County Council, and Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils write to Greg Clark:

"1. The communities in this part of Suffolk need to be compensated for the disruption and long term impact that they will have to suffer both in terms of the construction phase and then of the “industrialisation” of large areas of attractive, unspoilt open countryside or AONB. It should be noted that this is in the context of no significant economic benefit in the immediate area once the construction phase is over. Government led and funded community benefit has been proposed in relation to new nuclear proposals but there has been no policy basis for community benefit in relation to other nationally significant energy projects. Having regard to up to 25% of the UK’s electricity requirements being routed through the Sizewell area with very limited economic benefit for the residents, there needs to be discussions around a Government led and funded community benefit proposal for all major energy proposals.

2. There appears to be no overall consideration of longer term strategies that will allow a more innovative approach to transferring energy from offshore to markets without the damaging consequences that we appear to have to suffer in Suffolk., it appears that no one is in a position to guide a future strategy for transmission. It should be the role of Government to lead on this matter."

https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/assets/Planning/Offshore-Windfarms/Letters/Follow-on-letter-to-Greg-Clark-MP-2018-11-29.pdf
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS
Theberton & Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell - TEAGS1 week ago
Whilst the campaign to stop siting the substation in the AONB has been successful, Richard Rout, SCC Cabinet Member for the Environment is quoted as saying:

"We remain gravely concerned that Friston is the wrong place for such development. The leaders of Suffolk Coastal, Waveney Districts and Suffolk County have written to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy asking that the Government takes a more strategic view in planning how we manage energy infrastructure in the future so that issues such as this are dealt with properly."

“Although we are still opposed to the Friston site, we don’t have the authority to turn down the planning of these major infrastructure projects. So, we will do what we can to work with Scottish Power Renewables to find the maximum mitigation possible to ensure their project causes the least impact in the event that it is accepted by the Secretary of State in due course.”

“The sad outcome of all of this is that the Friston and Leiston / Sizewell communities have been set against each other defending themselves from this development.”

TEAGS on Twitter

4 days ago
Hitachi warns it's still struggling to finance Wylfa nuclear project despite promised government support https://t.co/iWJq9AY4OI
2 weeks ago
Campaigners announce a series of exhibitions highlighting concerns about Sizewell C https://t.co/1etvHO5wrC
3 weeks ago
@edfenergy why is Theberton @edfesizewellc exhibition on working day from 11-5pm? Seems like a message to #community your proposed build will #devastate that you don't want them to engage with you? #disappointing #dyk #a12 @EADT24 @beisgovuk @BBCLookEast @theresecoffey @PINSgov
3 weeks ago
@edfesizewellc 3rd consult has been announced to start 4th Jan 2019. It is crucial that local communities voices are heard. Keep an eye on the @TEAGonSizewell website to find out how to #GetInvolved #Nuclear #transparency #meaningfulengagement https://t.co/iGwgLhP5eb
3 weeks ago
Campaign group @TEAGonSizewell new video showing the horrific prospects for the Suffolk coast if Sizwell C ( two nuke reactors) is foisted upon us - view and, if you love landscape and nature, be alarmed: https://t.co/9PsXm1GN6u

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