The latest report from our local county councillor (T-J Haworth-Culf Conservative Councillor for Aldeburgh and Leiston) can be found here.
EDF wants to build two huge nuclear reactors on the fragile Suffolk Heritage Coast. The government is expected to decide if Sizewell C will get planning permission in May 2022 and is in negotiations with EDF about how Sizewell C would be paid for. The Society has considerable concerns about its potential impact on the Town and its environs.
The Society has attended a meeting with BEIS and written to Therese Coffey our MP.
The report of the meeting with BEIS can be found here.
And the letter to Therese Coffey here.
As of early evening on 31 March 2022, Scottish Power Renewables East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects have been consented. As you are no doubt aware the Society believe this to be the wrong solution and that the power should be brought ashore elsewhere.
For those who would like to read more the Decision and the Examining Authority’s Report are linked here.
There is now a 6-week window to ask the court for permission to proceed with a claim for a judicial review. The campaigning group SEAS has explored the viability of mounting a challenge and is raising funds to do so. The Society is looking at the possibility of contributing a small amount to this.
Previously we have had correspondence with The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and our letter and the response can be found here.
The Aldeburgh Society's letter to our MP about this can be found HERE.
The Aldeburgh Society's response to the National Grid Nautilus Interconnector consultation can be found HERE.
For details of our latest submission to the Planning Inpectorate re East Anglia One and Two proposed onshore installations click HERE.
For details of our latest submission to the Planning Inpectorate re Sizewell C click HERE.
Robert Brock, one of our committee members, submitted his personal views in a well argued paper on Sizewell C and Development Consent which you can read HERE.
iThe Society contributed towards a hydrological survey to further understand how the onshore works of the windfarm projects might impact the underground Aquifer on which the Wardens Trust and
surrounding cottages depend on the cliffs at Thorpeness/Sizewell. Their thank you message is below.
SEAS £30,000 APPEAL - WE HAVE RAISED OVER £25,000 - THANK YOU SO MUCH
A big thank you for giving so generously. Together we have raised over £25,000. What an achievement.
Importantly, this means that we can now fulfill all our pledges with regard to further research into the impacts these projects will have on both the local tourist economy and the underground Aquifer on which the Wardens Trust and surrounding cottages depend. These important pieces of work have now been commissioned and will feed into the Examinations before their close on 6 July 2021. In addition, we are now in a position to engage a specialist Westminster consultant to take forward SEAS advocacy work at the highest level.
Click on the button below to see the comments by the Society sent to the planning directorate.
The Society published a statement on its position with respect to the EA1N and EA2 wind farm developments. this can be found by clicking on the button below.