Details on Sizewell C consultation process
10:38 09 November 2012
Details have been released about EDF Energy’s consultation process looking at plans for the new Sizewell C nuclear power station on the north Suffolk coast.
The energy giant has also confirmed dates and venues for 12 community engagement exhibition events in November and December, during which people can find out more about the consultation process and finally have their say.
The first two exhibitions will take place in Leiston with further events in Southwold and Halesworth.
Richard Mayson, EDF Energy’s director of planning and external affairs, said: “We are committed to carrying out a full and open consultation with local people. I would encourage everyone to play an active role, as their comments and suggestions will be taken into account and will make a difference in shaping our plans.”
As well as the public exhibitions, EDF Energy will be putting in place a range of other activities to help local people get information on the proposals and give their feedback.
The company has set up a dedicated office in Leiston, the Sizewell C Information Office, which will be open throughout the consultation.
The Sizewell C Development Team has also offered to provide presentations to local parishes and town councils.
An independent consultant will assist parish and town councils around Sizewell as part of the forthcoming consultation. The consultant will be funded through the Planning Performance Agreement and independent of EDF Energy and the local authorities, working exclusively for the town and parish councils, helping them in drafting their responses to the consultation.
EDF Energy’s Statement of Community Consultation is available to view at www.edfenergyconsultation.info and in hard copy at the Sizewell C Information Office and at Leiston Town Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council offices throughout the consultation period.
The consultations are at:
Leiston United Church, High Street, on Friday, November 23 between 2pm and 8pm and Saturday, November 24 between 12.30pm and 4.30pm
The Methodist Church, East Green, on Tuesday, December 4 between 2pm and 8pm
The Rifle Hall, London Road, on Wednesday, 5 December, between 2pm and 8pm