Public consultation on Sizewell C extended due to pandemic

Architect's impression of the planned Sizewell C nuclear power station
Architect's image of the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk. Credit: Sizewell C

A public consultation into plans to build a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast has been extended from one month to three because of the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The consultation will run until the 30th September.

EDF, the company behind the proposals, has arranged for a mobile library to tour thirteen locations across East Suffolk with the plans on show.

People will need to book appointments to attend the library which will visit thirteen locations over the next couple of months with the first in Leiston from today (13th July) until the 15th July. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during the appointments.

The plans are also available online.

  • Leiston - 13/14/15 July

  • Theberton - 16/17 July

  • Middleton - 20/21 July

  • Yoxford - 22/23 July

  • Kelsale cum Carlton - 24 July

  • Darsham - 27/28 July

  • Wickham Market - 29/30 July

  • Hacheston - 31 July

  • Levington - 3/4 August

  • Stratford St Andrew - 5/6 August

  • Woodbridge - 7 August

  • Ipswich - 10 August

  • Lowestoft - 11 August

The measures are being set out for people to examine the planning application and share their views with the planning inspectorate as the next stage of the planning process gets underway.

But campaigners against the project are calling for a pause while lockdown continues.

'Stop Sizewell C' says the development would cause harm to protected habitats and tourism. Worries that have been echoed by the RSPB.

EDF says Sizewell C will create jobs for decades to come and provide enough low carbon power for six million homes.Application for new Sizewell C Nuclear Power Plant in Suffolk has been submitted