EDF Energy has laid out the timetable for the second stage of the Sizewell C nuclear power station consultation.
The consultation comes four years after the first consultation, which started in 2012. It follows on from the long-awaited decision to build Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
The plans are for a multi-billion pound European pressurised reactor (EPR) nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast to provide electricity for 5M homes. EDF said that 5,600 jobs will be created at peak construction.
This second consultation, starting on 23 November 2016 and closing on 3 February 2017, will include preliminary environmental information and also explain the proposed approach. EDF is also holding a number of public exhibitions in the region. There will be a further consultation before EDF applies for planning permission.
“We have introduced this further stage of formal public consultation to give the public an opportunity to see how our plans have developed and to help us shape them further before a final stage of consultation,” said Sizewell C project development director Jim Crawford.
“We understand it has been some time since we published our initial proposals for feedback, so I would like to encourage people to look through the latest plans for Sizewell C, to visit one of the exhibitions and to take the opportunity to have their say in the development of the project.”