More than 1,000 people have taken part in Stage 4 of the Sizewell C public consultation which ended after ten weeks of events, exhibitions and meetings.
In total, over the four stages of consultation, we have met with over 10,000 local people and consulted for 10 months.
There have been local meetings in churches, community centres, offices, village and town halls across the county and the Sizewell C team has worked alongside organisations such as the RSPB and Destination Management Organisation to address issues of key interest around the environment and tourism.
Planning Aid England has also helped 14 parish councils submit their responses to proposals for Sizewell C with funding from EDF Energy to provide independent and free guidance and advice to local parish and town councils during this consultation.
Each issue raised will now be considered and recorded. The feedback will be analysed and used to help EDF Energy develop final proposals which will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate next year.
Jim Crawford, Sizewell C project development director said: “I would like to thank the local communities across East Suffolk for taking part in all four rounds of public consultation for Sizewell C. The consultation process has been thorough and far reaching and enabled us to refine our proposals to address key issues around the environment and transportation of workers and materials to the site. We will now take the time necessary to fully consider all the feedback we have received, in order to shape the planning application which we will submit in 2020. Today marks another step closer to delivering more jobs, skills and training opportunities for local people whilst tackling the global climate change crisis through low carbon electricity generation.”