Having received all the documentation from EDF this morning 4th Jan,  TASC will be taking their time to consider and digest all aspects of the 3rd Consultation for the proposed two new nuclear reactors known as Sizewell C

It is well known that TASC are totally opposed to this project and the more we know about it, the greater our opposition. We are extremely concerned about the East Suffolk environment and the sustainability of the massive undertaking, and believe that Sizewell C will prove to be a monstrous folly. We will be studying all of the many facets of the proposals in the coming weeks and will be composing our response to EDF in due course.
 
To keep us on our toes, EDF have decided to run a consultation on Sizewell B alongside the consultation for C. From 4th January to 1st February 2019, EDF Energy is consulting on proposals to relocate some Sizewell B facilities. To participate in that consultation, please see www.rlfsizewellb.co.uk for more information.

EDF need to move some of the buildings at present on the Sizewell C site and are consulting on it for only 3 weeks.
All information is on the web site above. There will then be a Planning Application to the Local Authority. We will be objecting strongly to it as it means more building in the AONB and on a SSSI and felling historic Coronation Wood.
 

EDF have announced that the 3rd Consultation will begin on 4th January 2019. it will run for 3 months.

During which time everyone will have to collate, write up and send our responses to EDF and the Planning Inspector.

This is crucial work. And everyone should have their say.

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EDF will publish a glossy brochure to which members of the public ,Statutory Bodies and NGOs respond

EDF will then consider if any adjustments need to be made to their plans, In light of our responses before they write up their application for a Development Consent Order (DCO).

EDF put in their DCO to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) who will decide if they are prepared to accept it.

Assuming they do, PINs will then announce that they have a viable DCO application and ask for people to register their interest.

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We have little idea when this will happen, it could be late 2019 or into 2020.

EDF should have responded to all the pints we raised during the first 2 consultation stages.

Coastal Erosion

Destruction of AONB

Transport Plans,

Environmental Impact,

Car Parks Sewerage,

Water usage etc ad infinitum.

We must never forget that our main objective is NO SZC.

The Government is currently conducting a consultation on the future of National Parks and AONBs. People may wish to respond to point out that the AONB at Sizewell will not be enhanced by having a nuclear power station built upon it.

The consultation runs until 18th of December. The link is here:

https://consult.defra.gov.uk/land-use/landscapes-review-call-for-evidence/

Consultation description

We want to know what you think works well and what could be improved in England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

We’re asking for evidence which will help inform our independent review.

We’re keen to hear from people with views that might shape and improve our findings. In particular, people who:

  • live in a national park or AONB
  • run a business in them
  • enjoy visiting
  • care about landscapes and biodiversity

The TASC AGM is to be held on Monday 19th November at 7.00 p.m at Leiston Community Centre.  Coffee and tea will be available. All are welcome who support our cause.

Hinkley C: A Poisoned Legacy.

10th of March 2012 was a beautiful early Spring day, dazzling sun in a cloudless blue sky. I headed towards Hinkley Point in Somerset to join a protest. A huge gathering had assembled there, folk from lands across the globe, all ages, all religions and cultures. An amazing, vibrant gathering with flags, drums and singing filling the air, enough people to encircle the massive construction site of Hinkley C Nuclear Power Station, much of it still the ancient woodlands and meadows which had been there for centuries..

On that vibrant and vital day there seemed to be such hope, such optimism, that this barbarity could be halted in its tracks and the beautiful coastline and precious woodlands preserved. How wrong we were........

I have always opposed nuclear power and those insidious weapons that stem from it. (I supported the campaign to halt Sizewell B in Suffolk in the 1980's.) Having moved to Bridgwater in 2011 I soon became aware of the campaign opposing Hinkley C, the construction of a giant concrete mausoleum intended to house a currently unbuildable reactor decimating acres of beautiful Somerset coastline 8 miles from this town. I have always opposed nuclear energy in all forms because I know that it is the most deadly and poisoning man-made element on this Earth and one over which we have no control. Remember Fukushima and the tsunami in Japan in 2011? This resulted in a Level 7 nuclear meltdown releasing radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean. This deady toxic outflow has now reached the American coast poisoning everything in its path. Seven years on radioactive waste is still being released into the sea.........