EDF Energy's proposals for a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast

Capable of generating enough electricity to supply around five million homes

The two UK EPR reactors would generate electricity for up to 60 years

At the peak of construction the project would provide around 5,600 employment opportunities

Once operational, the new power station would support around 900 permanent jobs

Contributing to the UK's future needs for low carbon, secure and affordable energy


Date Added: 9 April 2015
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Proposals for Habitat Creation at Aldhurst Farm, Leiston

EDF Energy has been preparing an Evidence Plan in support of a regulatory process known as the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA).

The Habitats Regulations give legal protection to sites of European and international importance for nature conservation. EDF Energy is required to provide adequate environmental information with its applications for development consent and environmental permits to enable the Competent Authorities to assess the impacts of Sizewell C on these premier ecological sites. Working with organisations such as Natural England, the Environment Agency, the local authorities, the RSPB and Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the Evidence Plan scopes out the environmental information that EDF Energy will provide and identifies an indicative programme of further engagement with relevant technical stakeholders to discuss the detailed evidence requirements.

We have submitted the Evidence Plan to the Planning Inspectorate and it has been published on their website: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/projects/eastern/sizewell-c-new-nuclear-power-station/?ipcsection=docs

Read more in our newsletter or for further background, please view the Evidence Plan.

For more information contact:

Marjorie Barnes
External Communications Manager
01728 653378
07515 295488