Sizewell C nuclear power station
In February EDF Energy will be putting in their application to build this vast power station, with two EPR nuclear reactors, right on Sizewell Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and 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 will be covered in concrete, woods cut down, badger setts closed, rare plants dug up, bats and birds frightened away.
We have to raise thousands of pounds to pay experts, including a hydrologist, entomologist and botanist, to help us save our precious wildlife and their habitats. Can you chip in?
Please help us. Are you a scientist or conservationist? Can you offer us any specialist help or advice? If so, get in touch via the Contact page. We'd love to hear from you.
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.