As part of the preparatory works for Sizewell C, an ancillary construction area will be created on the land east of Eastlands Industrial Estate (known locally as Big Field and Little Field).
From 2 October the area will be checked and cleared of any items of explosive ordnance (UXOs) and archaeology will commence.
All necessary work will be conducted under supervision of an Ecological Clerk of Works, including surveys for nesting birds, bats and badgers, which will be carried out in accordance with protected species licence conditions where they apply.
When items of explosive ordnance (UXOs) are found, an exclusion zone is initiated and they are destroyed in a controlled explosion by qualified personnel. These exclusion zones may mean that we will need to close permissive paths for public safety. We endeavour to reopen these as swiftly as possible, but please be advised that your route may be redirected or take longer than usual while UXOs are removed. For further information on UXOs please see here: UXO Clearance – Sizewell C Works Tracker (szcworkstracker.co.uk)