max temp: 12°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Sizewell C: EDF set to reveal its proposals for new nuclear power station tomorrow

09:19 20 November 2012

EDF Energy will tomorrow publish its initial proposals to build a third nuclear power station at Sizewell

EDF Energy will tomorrow publish its initial proposals to build a third nuclear power station at Sizewell


ELECTRICITY bosses will tomorrow release the first details of their plans to build a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast.

EDF Energy will make public its initial proposals and options for Sizewell C - which will then be subject to a lengthy consultation period. The documents will outline the impact the development could have on the nearby town of Leiston and surrounding communities.

Last year the Government earmarked Sizewell as a designated site for new nuclear build and French-owned EDF confirmed it hoped to build a new power station next to the existing Sizewell B.

EDF Energy wants to see two European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) at Sizewell C – costing around £6billion and generating enough power to supply five million homes.

Bosses claim the project will be worth £100m a year to the local economy while it is being built and £40m a year thereafter. Thousands of jobs area also expected to be created during the six or seven-year construction period, while operating staff will number 900 people, 200 of them contractors.

Details have already been released regarding dates and venues for 12 community engagement exhibition events, during which people can find out more about the consultation process and finally have their say. The first two exhibitions will take place in Leiston with further events in Theberton, Westleton, Saxmundham, Yoxford, Stratford St Andrew, Southwold, Halesworth, Wickham Market, Aldeburgh and Melton.

However, opponents believe nuclear power is unsafe and the plans should not go ahead, with money instead invested in renewable energy technologies.

N See tomorrow’s EADT for full details of the proposals.


Michael Birks leaving Ipswich Magistrates Court.

A Suffolk church verger who told his 70-year-old neighbour “you’ll get what’s coming to you” has been banned from contacting her for a year.

Average speed cameras on the A14 by the Orwell Bridge - but many drivers are still ignoring the warnings.

More than 4,000 motorists were caught speeding during the first three months of enforcing the new 60mph speed limit on the Orwell Bridge.

Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid.

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has spent a day trying to resuscitate devolution proposals for Suffolk and Norfolk at meetings in both counties.

The Air Ambulance in flight

A woman in her 40s was found injured in a field in Essex yesterday.

Traffic on the Orwell Bridge. Image: Andrew Partridge

A person has been successfully talked down from the Orwell Bridge this morning.

John Lewis opened in Chelmsford last month

An Essex woman is calling on retailers to do more for larger women after feeling “worthless” during a recent trip to the new John Lewis store in Chelmsford.

The puppy had horrific injuries and vets were forced to put it down to end its suffering

An eight-week-old Jack Russell terrier suffering from devastating injuries was handed to vets in Braintree on Monday.

Most read

Great Days Out


Click here to view
the Great Days Out


Most commented


Show Job Lists


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24