A welcome contrast with Suffolk brewer Adnams who seem to be supportive of the EDF Sizwell nuclear project with lots of extra beer sales in view, Wentworth Hotel owner Michael Pritt of Aldeburgh has stepped out and announced that "Sizewell will harm Suffolk's tourism".
The Anglian paper carried the strap "Concerns have been raised that the construction of Sizewell C could put off huge numbers of tourists from visiting Suffolk".
The hotel owner is quoted as saying Sizewell (C) could "destroy this part of Suffolk as we know it. The sheer scale of destruction is truly unimaginable", and crucially, for the fence-sitters and the apologists and wait-and-see folk, he added "and by the time you see it happening it will be too late to do anything to save it".
"Jobs connected to tourism far outweigh those provided by Sizewell and many (tourism) jobs will be in jeopardy". On the overall tourism market, he asked why would tourists ever return to Suffolk afterwards?
About time a few other tourism voices spoke out too.
Looking through SAGE files we found a useful reminder of the ramifications of tourism. It concerned the boost the BBC Springwatch programmes gave to Minsmere and Coastal Suffolk's nature assets. "Phenomenal " was the word used to describe the publicity impact from Springwatch.
Visit Suffolk manager Amanda Bond said Springwatch had been "profoundly beneficial". It seems that many more people are now recognising that Sizewell's nature impact will be very damaging for a very, very long time.