NuGen Properties

Sizewell C opponents lose their appeal


Opponents to the Suffolk nuclear power plant lost a High Court challenge back in June and yesterday against lost again in the Court of Appeal.

Campaign group Together Against Sizewell C argued that the government had failed to consider the environmental implications of the 3.2GW  project and, in particular, the potable water supply implications.

Together Against Sizewell C, jointly with Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth and Stop Sizewell C have issued a statement following the Court of Appeal’s decision to deny its judicial review claim.

“We are dismayed by this decision and struggle to understand how the potable water supply that £30bn+ Sizewell C is totally reliant on for its 60 years of operation can be considered lawfully, or indeed rationally, as a separate project, particularly as its absence caused the panel of five expert planning inspectors to caution against Sizewell C being awarded planning consent,” they said.

On the wider issue of the government’s policy, the campaign groups said: “Government seems hell-bent on continuing this reckless and blinkered rush towards the cliff edge of deeper national bankruptcy and continued environmental damage in its vain attempt to reach net zero carbon by 2050 through betting taxpayers’ money on nuclear power.  It will not work. The real tragedy, however, is that we’ll all have to go down with the nuclear ship as the policy unravels and sinks over the next 20 years and as the climate change crisis deepens.

“The Office of Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have the power to stop Sizewell C; we can only encourage them to step up, flex their regulatory muscles and call Sizewell C out for the polluting, unnecessary and wasteful white elephant it is and refuse to licence it. We call on external investors to shun it. The alternative is that we have to watch the slow and painful demise of the government’s misguided policy while climate change delivers its promise to be an existential threat to the planet. Our fight for the soul of Suffolk will continue and we are in discussions with our legal team to consider our plans moving forward.”

Got a story? Email [email protected]



Source link


Customer Reviews

Nugen Properties

Customer Reviews

Dan Morten 18/01/22

Google
Easy to work with, Jordan and the team were professional and were easy to communicate with.
Would highly recommend.

Di Hayes 20/08/22

Google
NuGen Properties built an extension to the rear of my property, replacing the old conservatory. I am so pleased I chose this company. From the initial quotation, through the build and after they were professional, polite & well mannered. They kept the site tidy throughout the build and kept me informed of each stage as it happened. The work was finished to a good standard and I have had nothing but compliments on their work. I am already planning for them to come back and do some more work for me in a few months. I would 100% recommend them.

Bradley Eyles 20/06/23

Google
Nugen were fantastic throughout the works they carried out on my property, Jordan provided constant updates and ensure any questions I had were always answered. All works were completed in a timely fashion, on budget and exceptional customer service. Highly recommend!

Sonny Carter-heyward 29/02/22

Google
Brilliant service, renovated my house to make a dream a reality. Thanks guys

sitemanager 22/01/23

Google
Great firm to communicate with fast and good quality work.