EDF Launches Another Consultation on Sizewell C – November 2020

On 30 September the pre-examination stage of the Sizewell C Planning Process concluded. Hundreds of residents, community organisations and stakeholders like Natural England and the Environment Agency have sent their relevant representations to PINS.

The DCO application included proposals for materials to be delivered to Sizewell C by road, rail and sea. However, one of the issues people and organisations like East Suffolk and Suffolk County Councils continued to be concerned about was the number of HGV deliveries forecast in the transport strategy. EDF was also asked to provide more reassurance about safeguarding the local environment.

EDF has responded to those views and, with the benefit of more experience from Hinkley Point C, will now be consulting on some new proposals to further reduce the impact of construction on local communities and the environment.  EDF’s  updated briefing summarises the next steps for the Sizewell C Planning Process and if the public has any questions they should contact EDF on freephone 0800 197 6102.

On 18 November 2020, EDF launched a 30-day public consultation with the publication of a 174-page consultation document on proposed changes to its recent planning application for SZC.  The document can be viewed here:  https://www.edfenergy.com/energy/nuclear-new-build-projects/sizewell-c     The public has until 18 December to provide their feedback on these proposed changes.




Suffolk Coastal Local Plan

The East Suffolk Council – Suffolk Coastal Local Plan was adopted by East Suffolk Council on 23rd September 2020. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan covers the former Suffolk Coastal district. The Local Plan sets out the level of growth which needs to be planned in the area and identifies where that growth should be located and how it should be delivered. The Local Plan sets out the planning policies which the Council will use to determine planning applications in the Suffolk Coastal Local Plan area. The Suffolk Coastal Local Plan covers the period 2018-2036.

Survey on Neighbourhood Planning

We have had a request from a research student at the University of Manchester for help with his dissertation on Neighbourhood Planning:

Over the last few years communities have been encouraged to take a more active part in the planning process for their areas through Neighbourhood Planning. My research aims to review the level of continuing participation in the planning process in areas with ‘made’ plans. As a community that was involved in this initiative, I am keen to hear your views.

The Survey
The brief survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time to complete and your opinions will help to help me evaluate the long term impact neighbourhood planning has had and will allow me to ensure that my study is as thorough as possible. You can access the survey through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/neighbourhoodparticipation

The research will take place over a four week period (ending 06/08/20). All information provided in the survey is recorded anonymously and the results will only be used for the purpose of writing my dissertation.

Neighbourhood Plan and CIL Project Consultation Events

We are holding two Open Consultation Events at our office for Melton residents to give their views on updates to our Neighbourhood Plan (NP), which is now 2 years old.  There will be more information on the NP website www.meltonneighbourhoodplan.co.uk  but please do come along to give your feedback.  We will also be giving further opportunities for residents to give their views online and at future open events.

These sessions will also be seeking residents’ views on how we intend to spend our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) income.  We have a number of large projects in mind and we need to ensure they meet local needs and aspirations.  Many of these emerged from the NP.

Friday 7th February – 6-9pm

Saturday 8th February – 9am-noon

Melton Parish Council
17 Riduna Park
Station Road
IP12 1QT

If you cannot make the open events you can complete the online survey.