Take Action!

EDF has applied for planning consent to build Sizewell C, despite all reasonable requests that they delay until coronavirus restrictions were over. Visit Take Part in the Planning Process for deadlines and details on how to get involved.

Help us fight back!   

* Sign our petitions – we have two running at present – www.stopsizewellcpetition.com which has so far been signed by over 12,000 people, and one on the Parliament website, which calls on the government to revoke support for all nuclear “mega-projects’ https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/325653

* Write to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to urge that the UK government should not take a direct stake in Sizewell C. Send to public.enquiries@hmtreasury.gov.uk. Some suggested arguments are below , but your message will be much more effective if it is in your own words. Please copy your MP (in Suffolk Coastal this is Therese Coffey MP therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk who will only respond if the message to her, rather than cc)

  • It would be risky investment given EDF’s poor record at building EPRs on time and on budget
  • The £20bn cost is too high. The government has already suffered severe criticism over the Hinkley deal; don’t make the same mistake.
  • The government would have to buy out China General Nuclear at even more expense. CGN could not be the UK’s business partner.
  • The money would be better spent on green technologies – renewables and green hydrogen
  • Sizewell C could not deploy until the mid 2030s, compared to the PM’s target of an extra 30GW (10 Sizewell Cs) by 2030.
  • Sizewell C would not offset CO2 emissions from construction until 2040, making no positive contribution to net zero for almost 20 years.
  • No other W European nation wants to build EPR reactors besides the catastrophic single projects in France and Finland. Even France, so dependent on nuclear, will make no decisions on new reactors until at least 2022. Why should UK buy what no one else wants?

* Write to Business Secretary Alok Sharma and him Sizewell C  is the wrong project at the wrong time in the wrong place. Send to enquiries@beis.gov.uk. You can use arguments from our page “Why Stop Sizewell C” . Please copy your MP.

* If you are an East Suffolk or county of Suffolk resident, write to your District Councillor and/or County Councillor and urge them to oppose Sizewell C. Find them here.  We have not provided suggested text as your messages will be more impactful if they are unique to you, but you may wish to raise some of the points we make in our “Case Against Sizewell C“.

* Follow us on social media, and watch and share our posts and videos, like the one below

* Oppose the new funding model the government is consulting on for new nuclear – the Regulated Asset Base (RAB) – under which EDF has suggested that all UK energy customers could pay an annual sum towards Sizewell C. Please Sign and share this action from consumer campaign group Sum Of Us. https://actions.sumofus.org/a/no-energy-bill-surcharge-for-new-nuclear

* Donate: Donations gratefully received. you can give online via  www.stopsizewellc.org/donate or by cheque to Old Store, Eastbridge IP16 4SJ.

* Stay In Touch: Join our email list via www.stopsizewellc.org/join to receive regular updates.

* Put up a Poster: Download pdf artwork for our posters for printing A3 or A4 size from  Google Drive

* Write letters to the editors of national and local papers about Sizewell C. Contact us on info@stopsizewellc.org if you want tips or someone to fact-check a letter you have written.

USEFUL ADDRESSES.

EDF, Sizewell C Information Office, 48-50 High Street Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4EW,  info@sizewellc.co.uk

Suffolk Coastal Member of Parliament: Dr Therese Coffey, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA.  Tel: 020 7219 7164. Email: therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk

Suffolk County Council (SCC): Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX.

SCC Leader, including Economic Development and Infrastructure: Cllr Matthew Hicks,  matthew.hicks@suffolk.gov.uk

Deputy Leader; Cllr Mary Evans mary.evans@suffolk.gov.uk

Environment and Public Protection and County Council Lead on Sizewell C: Cllr Richard Rout richard.rout@suffolk.gov.uk

Highways and Transport & Rural Issues: Cllr Andrew Reid  andrew.reid@suffolk.gov.uk

Please copy any letters to local County CouncillorRuss Rainger russ.rainger@suffolk.gov.uk and Richard Smith richard.smith@suffolk.gov.uk

East Suffolk District Council: Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AU or Riverside, 4 Canning Rd, Lowestoft,
NR33 0EQ.

Leader & Finances/Resources:  Steve Gallant, steve.gallant@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Deputy Leader & Economic Development, and ESC lead on Sizewell C: Craig Rivett, craig.rivett@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Planning and Coastal Management: David Ritchie, david.ritchie@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Communities, Leisure and Tourism: Leticia Smith, letitia.smith@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Environment: James Mallinder, james.mallinder@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Transport: Norman Brooks, norman.brooks@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Please copy any letters to Aldeburgh & Leiston Ward’s three District Councillors: Tony Cooper tony.cooper@eastsuffolk.gov.uk, TJ Haworth Culf Terry-Jill.Haworth-Culf@eastsuffolk.gov.uk, and Jocelyn Bond jocelyn.bond@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Planning Inspectorate [PINS], Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN, sizewellc@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

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