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Woodbridge rotarians hear details of Sizewell C consultation

PUBLISHED: 14:14 30 January 2017 | UPDATED: 15:46 30 January 2017

Left to right: Rotary Club of Woodbridge president Bertie Hirst, Tom McGarry, Matt Elliott and rotarian Ron Whitaker

Left to right: Rotary Club of Woodbridge president Bertie Hirst, Tom McGarry, Matt Elliott and rotarian Ron Whitaker


A branch of the rotary club was among the latest groups to hear about plans for a third nuclear power plant to be built on the Suffolk coast.

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge was visited by EDF Energy’s head of external affairs for Sizewell C, Tom McGarry, and site manager Matt Elliott.

The second stage of consultation for a new twin reactor near Leiston continues until February 3.

Rotarians heard about changes to the proposal since the first consultation stage, which ran from November 2012 to February 2013.

The talk included information about layout, accommodation for workers, rail links, sea transport, park-and-ride sites, lorry movement, and the proposed development of the A12 and B1122. Mr Elliott also provided details of construction, and environmental considerations for the main site.

More on the proposals can be found at

Roman Catholics in East Anglia are to embark on the first stage of a campaign which could see Suffolk war hero, humanitarian and philanthropist Leonard Cheshire become a saint.

Proposals have been submitted for a 12-acre film studio complex at a former Suffolk air base with the project hailed as an “important development” in the drive to tap into the creative industries.

The family of a Bury St Edmunds man who died aged 32 just a week away from receiving a kidney transplant are holding a charity race night in his honour.

A young girl has suffered head injuries after being struck by a car in Ipswich this afternoon.

Frequent power cuts have been reported in Framlingham over recent days – including several in a short space of time this afternoon.

Two members of an Essex family are taking to the Suffolk skies on Saturday in a bid to raise awareness of a genetic condition after their seven-year-old son and grandson was diagnosed with the potentially life-changing illness.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Brightlingsea.

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