Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

Suffolk: Energy Coast Delivery Board aims to ensure county grasps Sizewell C opportunities

13:13 06 March 2014

Some of those who attended the first meeting of the Suffolk Energy Coast Delivery Board, from left,  Andy Smith (of Suffolk Coastal District Council), Therese Coffey MP, Bryn Griffiths (Suffolk County Council),  Liz Keenaghan-Clark, Bryan Payne and Owen Jenkins (all from the Department for Energy and Climate Change), and Stephen Walls (EDF).

Some of those who attended the first meeting of the Suffolk Energy Coast Delivery Board, from left, Andy Smith (of Suffolk Coastal District Council), Therese Coffey MP, Bryn Griffiths (Suffolk County Council), Liz Keenaghan-Clark, Bryan Payne and Owen Jenkins (all from the Department for Energy and Climate Change), and Stephen Walls (EDF).

Archant

A new public-private sector body has been been launched to help ensure that Suffolk secures maximum economic advantage from growth in the energy sector, particularly the Sizewell C power station project.

shares

The Suffolk Energy Coast Delivery Board brings together representatives from central governent, local councils and businesses, including the company behind Sizewell C, energy group EDF.

It will focus how the proposed nuclear development can contribute to lasting jobs and growth in the area, although the board will also work with players in other areas of the energy sector.

The first meeting of the board, which is being chaired by Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey, identified four key areas: transport and infrastructure (on which Suffolk County Council will take the lead), supply chain opportunities (Suffolk Chamber of Commerce), skills and education (West Suffolk College) and housing (Suffolk Coastal District Council).

Other members of the board include New Anglia LEP, East Anglia Offshore Wind and Galloper Offshore Wind. Representatives from central governmental departments will also attend, depending on the agenda, with the Department of Energy and Climate Change co-ordinating government involvement.

Therese Coffey said: “I’m very pleased that the Government has recognised the Suffolk Coast is crucial to the supply of energy for the UK for many years to come.

“The Suffolk Coast Energy Board has been set up to bring together the different economic opportunities for Suffolk as a result of the investment in energy in the county.

“It is essential that Suffolk takes advantage of the community benefit from these schemes, whether it be from Sizewell C or the off-shore wind industry, to make sure a long lasting legacy is secured.”

shares

0 comments

Spooky costumes on the beach at Felixstowe to launch the Halloween walk for EACH

A charity walk will light up Felixstowe’s promenade with its Halloween theme when it takes place next month.

Fire crews were called to Fraser House in Museum Street, Ipswich after a suspected gas leak was reported

A road in Ipswich has been reopened after a suspected gas leak forced the evacuation of a three storey building this morning.

Allison Heathcote and son James Heathcote at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where she was treated after being shot five times in the Tunisia terror attacks.

A Felixstowe woman who was fighting for her life after the Tunisia beach attack in which her husband was killed has said she can only “vaguely recall” the massacre.

Andrew Renton takes his first public walk at a neuro conference with the help of Headway Physiotherapist Karen Hardy, left, and Acquired Brain Injury Support Worker Chloe Witton, right.

For most of us walking is a luxury too easily taken for granted.

Should Britain do more?

The public reaction to Europe’s migration crisis has been deeply polarised, but should Britain do more to offer homes to Syrian refugees affected by civil war?

Police are appealing for witnesses after the burglary of a disused business premises in Ipswich.

Durrants Rock n Roll auction

Inflatables and stage props go under the hammer in Rock n Roll auction

A Fokker A-series monoplane - basically the prototype for the Fokker E-series Eindecker fighters

It was the moment a technological breakthrough changed the stakes of aerial combat. Mike Peters, Galloway’s resident military historian, explains how Germany gained the upper hand.

Charlie Frost

“If everyone had a dad like him I don’t think there would be half so many problems in the world.”

Police want to trace two men seen in Bell Lane, Kesgrave after a home was burgled there.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages