Letters: Sally Turff, March 1, 2016

The Palm Paper Plant at Saddlebow just about visible through the early morning misty haze as seen from South quay King's Lynn ANL-140304-105913001

The Palm Paper Plant at Saddlebow just about visible through the early morning misty haze as seen from South quay King's Lynn ANL-140304-105913001

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New power station for Palm Paper at its Lynn plant? (Lynn News, February 16). And there, only yards away, is that nice, barely-used power station just waiting to generate.

Seriously, how can we allow such a plant to be built and then moth-balled within a few years? Worse, it is an unlovely prospect now, how will this hulk look in a few more years when the inevitable decay sets in? When it was given consent was there no requirement made to ensure that should it cease operating the owners would have to decommission it, take it down and make good the site?

Doubtless it is now completely unusable for Palm’s purposes ­ but how can something so new be obsolete so rapidly? Because operators aren’t going to be able to find the cash to build the promised nuclear power plants, we hear the government is frantically extending the life of ageing, existing power stations to make up the anticipated fuel shortages. Couldn’t then the Lynn plant be given a modest generating role?

Sally Turff, Queen Street, Lynn