These look sketchy, only covering traffic and accommodation issues and creating more options to keep the ball rolling. The documents are full of “still working on” and “if something proves unsuitable”; another option will be “consulted on”.
As they say, this consultation looks like being as long as the proverbial piece of string... Or (and/or?) maybe it is all designed to kick the Sizewell C and D project further into the long grass.
After all, they do not have the money now, or even prospectively, notwithstanding the China monies.
We’ll do a full analysis in time for the end of the consultation period, of course. But note that Aldhurst Farm is now definitely part of the nature mitigation strategy, there may be even more permanent land take from the Sizewell Belts SSSI, they’re cutting lorries from the park-and-ride at Wickham Market but not explaining where they will go. Woodbridge has come back into the frame for the park-and-ride options as well.
The only answer on lorries seems to be that they will stay on the roads, being fed into a new on-the-road management system.
Yoxford and Darsham look like getting more of the traffic burden in any case, and the B1122 villages have to face up to not getting an entirely new road.
Some anger has surfaced there already, while the four villages aren’t, as the Anglian headlined, getting a two villages bypass at all. It’s the fourth option, with only widening at Stratford St Andrew’s road bend looking at all real.
And, as one of our sage colleagues has been saying for some time, there will be a huge harbour facility on the beach and into the sdea at Sizewell.
The new maps show the beach entirely taken into the site. The “facility” is no longer a MOLF – marine offshore landing facility – but something else and permanent and big.
And, surprise, surprise, the reduced size – very modest – of the workers’ camp seems to be being compensated for by a “temporary” – means 10, maybe 15 years – caravan park next to Aldhurst Farm at the end of the main road out of Leiston to Sizewell.