Sizewell C nuclear power station
Earlier last year, EDF Energy put in their application to build this vast power station, with two EPR nuclear reactors, with an Access Road right across Sizewell Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and all within Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Suffolk's Heritage Coast. Why have these designations if they're just ignored? At least 350 ha of our beautiful, tranquil Suffolk Coast would be covered in concrete, woods cut down, badger setts closed, rare plants dug up, bats and birds frightened away.
Warm thanks to everyone who helped us to raise thousands of pounds to pay experts for their advice and assistance, including a hydrologist, entomologist and botanist. During the Examination we were able to put together the evidence that will help us save our precious wildlife and their habitats.
If, despite all our work, the Secretary of State's decision goes against us, we will have to raise much more to make a legal challenge. You can donate safely via Pay Pal on this site with a credit card, or go to Crowdfunder UK: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-suffolks-wildlife-from-edfs-sizewell-c
Our Suffolk coast is rapidly eroding, with up to 1 m lost every year. This is a serious threat to coastal villages. We suspect that new hard defences to protect the power stations will make things worse for nearby communities.
We are working with East Suffolk Council to transform planning in the area. Why haven't all new houses got solar panels on their roofs? At the very least we'd like to see hedges planted rather than fences.