Update: Woman charged following Sizewell protest broken up
PUBLISHED: 22:02 26 November 2012
A WOMAN has been charged with obstruction of a highway following an anti-nuclear protest.
The plan for Sizewell C
Last week EDF exhibited its plans to build Sizewell C next to an existing plant near Leiston.
A public consultation is being held ahead of any formal planning application.
Construction of a new nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast, immediately to the north of Sizewell B, has been accepted in principle by government.
Four people were arrested on suspicion of obstruction of a highway and were taken to the investigation centre at Martlesham.
A 23-year-old woman from Plymouth was tonight charged with obstruction of a highway following the demonstration.
She will appear at North East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on December 27.
A 37-year-old woman from Bridgwater in Somerset, a 38-year-old woman from Norwich and a 41-year-old woman from Geldeston, near Beccles, were released with a caution.
A blockade was set up at 6.45am in protest against Government plans for nuclear expansion and construction of a new facility at the site near Leiston.
Earlier, protesters claimed that the 11-week consultation period was not long enough to consider 342 pages of proposal documents, calling it “a sham process which is nothing more than a cynical box-ticking exercise”.
Sizewell B’s station director responded by saying low-carbon nuclear had a vital role in maintaining UK electricity supplies in the future.