Suffolk Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent group Press Release
For immediate release: Wednesday 28 May 2020
LibDems Greens and Independents slam the timing of ‘undemocratic’ Sizewell C consultation
Suffolk LibDems Greens and Independents strongly criticise the timing of EDF’s application for a Development Consent Order to build a new nuclear power station at Sizewell.
Cllr Penny Otton, Leader of the Liberal Democrat, Green and Independent Group, said:
“We are adamant that no consultation can take place whilst the council and the public are still under strict coronavirus rules.
It must not be used as an excuse for EDF to try to sideline the democratic process .
We fully support the statement by the leaders of Suffolk and Norfolk county council in calling for the government to delay the process. The council and the public must feel that they have the most transparent and inclusive opportunities to be able to comment on this application – which will have a devastating and very long-lasting effect to a large swathe of East Suffolk.
As a group we will continue to fiercely oppose the building of Sizewell C . We strongly believe it would be a disaster for the local area, and have a lasting and adverse impact on the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on Suffolk businesses and the Suffolk tourism sector”.