Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday the 24th saw representatives of many East Suffolk Parish Councils, local groups and respresentatives from the RSPB, Environment Agency, local farmers and many more in day long virtual sessions of the Planning Inspectorates Preliminary Meeting via Microsoft ‘Teams’.
Cllr Galloway participated on the Parish Councils behalf and worked will colleagues from East Suffolk to ensure the process is appropriately established. This is the first opportunity for some of the concerns of residents and local businesses to clearly communicated to the Planning Inspectorate.
There will follow 6 months of examination of the proposals by the Planning Inspectorate, prior to the Secretary of State making a decision early next year, on whether the 9-12 year construction period of the £20 billion plus project, gets the go ahead.
It has recently been discovered that EDF’s construction will require a further 2 million tonnes of imported materials to be bought to the site, increasing the total to 12.1 million tons. It is not yet certain how the materials will be delivered to site, with potential options on the road, rail and possibly sea alternatives to be developed further.