Energy Company EDF is currently asking for feedback on its plans to build two new power stations at Sizewell on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. The biggest construction site the east of England will have ever seen, it will sever the beautiful and peaceful Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in half during the decade or more the two reactors will take to build.
The impact on local communities and the environment will be huge. EDF will construct a temporary multi-storey “town” for 2,400 workers and dig three massive quarries, a mile from RSPB Minsmere nature reserve and even closer to the peaceful hamlet of Eastbridge. Transport proposals could see 900 lorries a day on a country B road - or even up to 1500 lorries a day, on a new road that runs far too close to vulnerable communities.
We’ve got until 29 March to raise a storm of protest, to show EDF how many of us want them to change their approach, in order to give greater protection to this special place.
Be a Sizewell Hero and send an email to EDF. We have drafted a message for you raising the issues of most concern to us, but please do personalise your message if you can! You can edit any of the text in black. After you hit send, an email from your address will be submitted to EDF’s “Stage 3” consultation process at firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that this does not prevent you from responding to the consultation in any other way).
With thanks from Theberton and Eastbridge Action Group on Sizewell, www.teags.org.