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Ipswich Council raises fresh worries about Sizewell nuclear power plan

East Anglian Daily Times 18th Dec 2020. Ipswich councillors have raised fresh concerns over the proposed Sizewell C
nuclear power station project on the Suffolk coast, citing train concerns
and impacts on housing as key worries.
EDF Energy launched another
consultation last month after tweaking plans for the £20billion scheme,
with Ipswich Borough Council’s planning committee on Wednesday agreeing its
The committee raised three chief concerns – that freight
movements by rail on the East Suffolk Line should have regard to noise and
air quality disturbance; questions over the impact freight transport would
have on the Ipswich Garden Suburb development being built at the north of
the town; and fears that the extra freight by rail could reduce the number
of passenger trains on the East Suffolk Line – a key commuter route and
sustainable mode of transport. EDF agreed to transport more construction
materials by rail and sea in a bid to take hundreds of lorries off the road
during the construction, a move that would cut road haulage by 20%,
according to the developers. 

December 20, 2020 - Posted by | safety, UK

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