9 months have passed since the consultation response deadline, and the promise that EDF Sizewell would report back on things they agreed with and things they would not do in response to the consultation. End summer saw a slight delay, with Councillors likely to get a September preview before the public was told what the original 3,000 respondents - now revised to 1000 - actually said. The number difference is apparently between people who visited exhibitions and those who actually submitted views - including SAGE. Anyone curious to know who said what will likely be frustrated: certainly the submissions will not be published, but TASC and SAGE and others have collected up the main ones from organisations in any case. TASC may get glimpses when it meets the Joint Local Authority Group coordinating with EDF at the end of October. EDF have naturally been asked about the likely timing of the third and final draft proposal, before it is done and dusted and submitted to the Bristol Infrastructure planners. Some time next year was the impression given. On past form, some slippage can be expected to say the least. There is so much uncertainty about EDF itself, about government policy and energy politics.
Two of the many contentious issues - the siting of the worker campus and the four villages' bypass - have seen Suffolk and Suffolk East councillors scurrying to spend council tax monies to help EDF out (see next).