The second stage consultation on EDF’s proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station closes today. More than 3,500 people have taken part in this public consultation after ten weeks of events, exhibitions and meetings.
There have been 70 events held in churches, community centres, offices, village and town halls across the county and the Sizewell C team has worked alongside organisations such as the Rural Coffee Caravan project to ensure even the smallest communities were reached.
Planning Aid England has also helped 14 parish councils submit their responses to proposals for Sizewell C with funding from EDF Energy to provide independent and free guidance and advice to local parish and town councils during this consultation.
As part of the planning process the company will now have to record and examine each issue raised. The feedback will be analysed and used to help EDF develop final proposals which will be subject to further consultation.
Jim Crawford, Sizewell C project development director said, “I would like to thank the local communities across East Suffolk for taking part in this latest round of public consultation for Sizewell C. We will now take the time necessary to fully consider all the feedback we have received, in order to shape the proposals we will develop for further public consultation. This will be a detailed process and shows our commitment to genuine consultation and listening to our stakeholders.”