Matthew Riddle ppc for the Conservatives in Yate and Thornbury confirms Soth Gloucs councils concerns.......
I can certainly back up Reg's comments. The main concerns form both
South Glos. Council and the local Parish Councils are the 200 metre
cooling towers and the flood risk/ drainage issues and this has been
clearly stated in the response to the recent consultation to DECC.
Cllr Matthew Riddle
South Glos Cllr, Severn Ward
From: reg illingworth [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 31 March 2010 09:43
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Subject: Factual errors in article on BBC website---Ref New Nuclear
Power Station at Shepperdine
A story that has been created by BBC News using information partially
from the www.shepperdineagainstnuclearenergy.blogspot.com blog site and
is factually wrong
You quote Reg Illingworth as saying SANE is going to work with the local
councils to try and change their opinions as they are pro the
development---This is completely wrong as you can see from South
Gloucestershire, Oldbury on Severn Parish Council, Rockhampton Parish
Council, Hill Parish Council, Thornbury Town Council submissions in
response to DECC ref the NPS for EN6.---They all have grave concerns
about the potential development by Eon/RWE and are certainly more
against than for.
It is up to Eon/RWE to attempt to work with the councils to convince
them the site is capable of development.
If you should need any guidance to correct the this please call me on
I know the BBC is an organisation of repute and that stories like this
occasionally get through the editorial screen.
The sad thing is that several news organisations have used this story .