Sizewell C

EDF Energy could submit plans this week for their £14bn nuclear power plant based on the Suffolk Coast.

Plans for the development – named Sizewell C – will be submitted to Government having initially planned to submit them back in March, but the Covid-19 situation has delayed the process. The plant is on the site of the Sizewell A – which is being decommissioned – and Sizewell B which is the UK’s nuclear power station. Sizewell C will consist of twin EPR reactors and the firm hope construction will begin in 2021.

An EDF Energy spokeswoman said: “We anticipate submitting the planning application for Sizewell C soon following a pause due to the coronavirus. We will confirm as soon as the planning application is submitted. It is important to note that public engagement in the process will not begin until the planning inspectorate accepts the application which takes around a month. Sizewell C will deliver a major boost in skills, training, jobs and business contracts to Suffolk and across the UK and will be vital for reaching our Net Zero carbon emissions target.”

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