A CAMPAIGN group has renewed calls for Chinese developers behind a new Bradwell power plant to meet with them.

The bid comes just days after EDF Energy and China General Nuclear Power Corporation sent a joint letter to residents on the Blackwater Estuary to update them on the plans.

In October it was announced the two companies had signed a deal for “Bradwell B”, a greenfield site next to the former station.

The Chinese company will provide two thirds of the development costs and hope to begin construction by 2023.

Up to 25,000 jobs will be created during construction, although it is unclear how many vacancies will be filled by local residents.

But the letter from Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, managing director of Nuclear New Build at EDF Energy and Zhu Minhong, general director of UK Nuclear Project at China General Nuclear Power Corporation, has been branded as “vague in the extreme” by Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group.

Andy Blowers, chairman of Banng, said: “My view is that partly because of the opposition we put up this letter was sent out."