Stage 3 Responses Submitted

Read the TEAGS response at https://teags.org/stage-3-response/

Press Release, 29 March 2019

Campaign Groups slam inadequate Sizewell C & D proposals and unanimously call for further stage of consultation

Campaigners from Theberton and Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell (TEAGS), B1122 Action Group and Minsmere Levels Stakeholder Group – together with Theberton & Eastbridge Parish Council, Middleton Parish Council and the Sizewell Parishes Liaison Group today jointly handed in their responses to EDF’s Stage 3 proposals on Sizewell C & D, on what is the final day of the consultation period.

Alison Downes of TEAGS said “Our Groups are unanimous in calling for an additional stage of consultation given the lack of detail provided by EDF and the substantial opposition to major planks of its proposals – transport and accommodation – and significant concern about environmental impacts. Without a further stage of consultation, EDF could be applying for its Development Consent Order in only 12 short months – a prospect that is unthinkable.”

Paul Collins of TEAGS and MLSG said: “Our views on the potential ecological impacts of Sizewell C & D are shared by expert environmental organisations such as the AONB Partnership, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB; in particular the risks to Minsmere and the threat to coastal processes are significant and cannot be mitigated. We consider that the site is too small and sensitive for such a massive project.”

Charles Macdowell of B1122 Action Group said: “EDF’s transport proposals have changed significantly since Stage 2 with poor solutions that we strongly oppose. We do not accept EDF’s Link Road / Theberton Bypass, nor the possibility of 24 hour HGV traffic. EDF needs to go back to the drawing board and re-examine the alternatives that it cursorily rejected. The solution must be worth having once the project is finished, especially considering the other energy projects proposed for this area.”

Contacts

TEAGS: Co Chairs Alison Downes, 07711 843884 or Paul Collins, 07503 283304, info@teags.org.

B1122 Action Group: Chair Charles Macdowell c.n.macdowell@gmail.com, 01728 648217

Minsmere Levels Stakeholder Group: Joint Secretary Paul Collins (as above)

For Theberton & Eastbridge Parish Council, call Chair Stephen Brett 07503 320645

For Middleton Parish Council/Sizewell Parishes Liaison Group, call Roy Dowding 07729 013310