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Sizewell: N-plant campaign posters ‘disappear’ from village

10:00 07 July 2014

B1122 campaigners joined members of Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) on a protest walk earlier this year

B1122 campaigners joined members of Together Against Sizewell C (TASC) on a protest walk earlier this year

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A poster campaign hit a stumbling block on the day of its launch after unknown culprits tore down the notices lining a Suffolk road.

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The B1122 Action Group was formed by residents of Middleton, Theberton and Yoxford to voice concerns of disruption if the road becomes the official route for Sizewell C construction traffic.

But just hours after members put up posters carrying their message, they discovered almost half of them had been removed.

The posters have since been replaced by the group, chaired by Roy Dowding, who sent his own message to those responsible: “Get a life.”

The posters, which feature a picture of a crossed-out truck with the message ‘600 a day HERE?’, are designed to draw attention to the group’s argument that Sizewell C traffic could cause congestion, noise and vibration from heavy traffic, lead to problems for emergency vehicles attending incidents in the area and hinder evacuation in the event of a major accident at the nuclear site.

Mr Dowding said: “We put the posters up in the afternoon. By the morning, eight of 18 had disappeared. It just so happened that these eight were the easiest to get to and the least likely to be observed being removed.

“It appears to be the work of someone who does not share our view. “One of our members said we must be doing something right, but we do see it as restrictive.

The group has adopted a neutral stance on whether Sizewell C should be built, but believes that if the project did go ahead, a new relief road would be needed to connect Sizewell with the A12.

A proposed new road, across open countryside, was first discussed during the Sizewell B inquiry, but the inspector, Sir Frank Layfield QC, recommended that the B1122 would be adequate following £1million worth of improvement work.

Mr Dowding said the road was not adequate to take up to 600 lorry movements a day.

EDF Energy has said it is conducting further work on its transport assessment prior to the next phase of public consultation, and that it was aware of local concerns about the B1122 raised by residents and some parish councils in response to the stage one consultation.

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2 comments

  • Furthermore this group states it has a neutral stance on the building of Sizewell C. Again that is hard to believe when you share a protest with the 'TASC' group, who most certainly are. I think you need to make up your collective mind and be honest

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    Dean

    Monday, July 7, 2014

  • Perhaps Mr Dowding should review the posters then, because as I drive through 'his village', it looks for all the world as though he is totally opposed to the building of Sizewell C. I am in favour of a new road from the A12, preferably linking to the '4 villages bypass' south of Saxmundham, because the fact is, the UK needs more tarmac and the B1119 road from Saxmundham to Leiston is wholly inadequate for the traffic levels placed upon it, let alone any future projection.

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    Dean

    Monday, July 7, 2014

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