Sizewell C Project Update
Thank you for taking the time to read this latest email to Parish Councils in East Suffolk about Sizewell C, the project to build a new nuclear power station north of Sizewell B on the Suffolk coast.
You may have seen in the media over the last few weeks that we intend to launch our next stage of public consultation on the Sizewell C proposals early next year. The consultation will run for twelve weeks and will include lots of information about the power station itself and also the associated developments that will be needed to help build the station over a ten-year period, such as park and ride sites, an accommodation campus for workers, and road and rail improvements.
Sizewell C will present a lot of opportunities to Suffolk and the East of England. The project will provide jobs and contracts for East Anglian firms and we will be investing in education and skills to help create the workforce we need to deliver this major project.
The construction of Sizewell C will have impacts, and we need to consult local communities on the best way of mitigating the effects of construction and operation in due course. To that end, we have commissioned a company called Ardent to identify parties who may be affected by our proposals. Ardent will write to land and property owners living near sites where the construction impacts may be experienced. It is important that we know who owns and lives in property nearby so we can make sure they are consulted and we understand their views on our proposals. We will of course be engaging directly with parish councils and all other residents as well.
Should you hear from anyone in your parish who has received a ‘Request for Information' (RFI) letter from Ardent on behalf of EDF Energy, please note this does not necessarily mean we are proposing any development on their land or home. At this stage we simply need the correct details so we can engage directly with residents who may be affected by construction activity – however minimal the impact may be.
Please do not hesitate to contact us on Freephone 0800 197 6102 if you have any questions.
Community and business engagement
Following a speech to the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in June, EDF Energy Chief Executive Simone Rossi was invited back to Suffolk by community and business leaders in September.
Alongside Nuclear Development MD Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson and the senior team, Simone talked to the community groups about progress with the Sizewell C project. They were keen to understand the issues raised by local residents and how the project might deliver benefits for Suffolk.
Police have issued a warning to businesses to be vigilant to cold callers following two incidents in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The new car park surfacing will take place between 5th and 25th November. Up until that time, there will be vehicular access to the playing field, but between these dates, no access will be available. There will also be a specific route detailed for dog walkers.
Due to the refurbishment work which is due to start at the Village Hall, the Coffee Mornings have been cancelled until further notice. If you would like further information, please contact Maggie on 01728 638963.
The Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday October 14th at 5.00 pm followed by the Harvest Supper. This will be at Framlingham Hall from about 6.15 pm – tickets from Julie Steward on 01728 638272 or email@example.com Adults £12.50 and children £5.00.
Dennington and the Alde Benefice has a new Priest in Charge. See Events page for details.
Everyone is invited to attend the concert (7pm to 8pm) to be held on 15th August at Low Farm Barn, Laxfield Road, Dennington IP13 8HL
Refreshments are available and you pay what you want after the recital.