Bradwell & Sizewell futures unclear after delayed Hinkley decision

A late move by the government to review all of the component parts of the proposed nuclear power deal in the region has cast doubt that it will go ahead in its current form.

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Suffolk's Chamber of Commerce writes to PM over Hinkley Point delay

Sizewell C nuclear power station Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk's Chamber of Commerce has written to the Prime Minister expressing concern over the future of the Sizewell C nuclear power station.

It follows the delay on the decision over building a new power station at Hinkley Point.

The Chamber says building Sizewell C would pump £100 million a year into the local economy for the next ten years.

It urges the Prime Minister for a quick decision on Hinkley Point.

Bradwell & Sizewell futures unclear after delayed Hinkley decision

The Government Hinkley still hasn't decided whether to proceed with Hinkley (left) and Sizewell (right). Credit: PA

A late move by the government tonight to review all of the component parts of the proposed nuclear power deal in the region has cast doubt that it will go ahead in its current form.

The French Energy giant EDF has agreed to fund a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset which was expected to pave the way for new plants to be constructed at Sizewell in Suffolk and Bradwell in Essex.

In a dramatic twist though, the Government says it now won't decide whether to proceed with the projects until the autumn.

The £18 billion Hinkley project is "on ice" to allow the prime minister Theresa May to "make up her mind", ITV News understands.

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New nuclear power for Sizewell and Bradwell

Funding is expected to be approved for new nuclear power in Sizewell and Bradwell. Credit: PA

Plans for new nuclear power stations at Sizewell in Suffolk and Bradwell in Essex are likely to come a step closer today.

The multi billion pound project has been proposed by the French energy company EDF.

It's expected to approve funding tonight for the development of its new nuclear programme in the UK.

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