Suffolk County officials have been quick off the mark to help EDF out with its very unpopular siting for the slightly reduced 2,400 workforce to be housed near Eastbridge in a multi-story container/capsule hotel.
Eight alternative sites are being looked at, apparently.
Campaigners opposed to the Eastbridge site have suggested an urban base would make sense, as at Bridgwater in Somerset for Hinkley C. However, Bridgwater is seven times larger than Leiston, and only Ipswich and Lowestoft rate like that. Three separate locations have been agreed at Bridgwater.
SAGE wonders about the whole approach: in particular, since there is now to be a big workers' caravan park on the edge of Leiston in any case, squeezed between the Aldhurst Farm nature (mitigation) park and another new amphibian nature park across the road.
How does that solve the social problem of the workforce impact on small communities, even if the capsule hotel was broken up and went elsewehere?
And putting workers in Ipswich and Lowerstoft, which has been suggested, would up the already appalling traffic problems.....and EDF costs....