Nuclear plans at Sizewell move a step closer

Sizewell on the Suffolk coast Credit: ITV Anglia

Plans for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk are a step closer this morning after a similar project was given the go-ahead in the West Country.

EDF Energy wants to build a multi billion pound European Pressurised Reactor on the Suffolk coast. Plans for a similar project at Hinkley Point in Somerset have now been approved.

If it is built EDF Energy says the new Sizewell project would produce enough electricity to power one fifth of the homes in the UK.