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Protests in Ipswich over plans for new power station on Suffolk coast

Protests have been taking place in Ipswich over plans for a new power station on the Suffolk coast.

Various groups gathered outside Suffolk County Council where the cabinet was discussing EDF's proposal to build Sizewell C.

Some are opposed to the project, others say the company should do more to reduce the impact on the local environment.

Some are opposed to the project, others say the company should do more to reduce the impact on the local environment. Credit: ITV Anglia

Alison Downes, Action Group on Sizewell said: “There are too many studies that haven’t been initiated or shared. Independent studies on road routes, how it will affect the community and the most serious is about the environmental impacts.”

Public consultation ends on Friday, with EDF likely to submit their application to the Planning Inspectorate in the New Year.

“When we’ve completed the consultation process, we’ll then start performing an environmental impact assessment. That will have all the details on what we expect the impact to be and our proposals to mitigate those impacts for the benefit of everyone who lives in this area.”

– Jim Crawford, Sizewell C project director