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'Big ticket' concerns remain over Sizewell C despite £250m financial package

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The developers behind the bid to build a new nuclear power plant at Sizewell have revealed details of their £250million package of funding to mitigate the impacts of the site - but Suffolk County Council still has 'big tickets' concerns over the project.

The examination phase of the £20billion nuclear facility plans has concluded, with interested parties setting out their positions.

A report with a recommendation will now be written by the Planning Inspectorate and handed to the Secretary of State, who then has a further three months to make a final decision, likely to be in April.

Despite progress on securing key improvements to the scheme, Suffolk County Council has said it still has big concerns outstanding that it is addressing directly to the Government.

However, EDF Energy has today set out £250m of financial contributions, known as the Deed of Obligation, designed to mitigate the impacts of the project, provide legacy benefits and compensate some of those affected.

Among the biggest areas of the package are:

Humphrey Cadoux Hudson, Sizewell C managing director, said: “I am excited by the opportunities Sizewell C presents and I am determined that the local communities will benefit as much as possible from the opportunities presented by the........

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