Consultation into next stage of Sizewell C opens

The second stage of a public consultation into a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk is being launched today.

EDF Energy and its Chinese partners want to build two new reactors on the site.

The updated designs for Sizewell C will go on display at 23 public exhibitions around the county.

The consultation runs until February.

Jim Crawford, Sizewell C Project Development Director said: “The local community plays an important role in the development of the Sizewell C proposals.

"During this stage of consultation we have introduced more public exhibitions because that’s what local communities asked for during stage 1.

“There will also be a further stage of consultation before EDF Energy submits its application for development consent to the Planning Inspectorate who would consider the proposals before making a recommendation to Government.

"Sizewell C would make a major contribution to the nation’s future energy needs and provide significant business, training and job opportunities to the region.

“We encourage local people to engage in the consultation process and help shape the future development of plans for Sizewell C.”