The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 09 July 2020
From Mrs Alexandra Adams

Representation

I oppose the Sizewell C southern park and ride site at Wickham Market and believe it should be sited further south on the A12 away from residential areas and near the A14 for the following reasons: - 21-24% increase in traffic is expected along roads to the site. A higher proportion from the A12. This will drive traffic through the bottleneck of Woodbridge and Martlesham where single lanes exist in part and new and significant housing developments at Martlesham and Woodbridge will add to already problematic traffic. For this reason, it makes sense for the park and ride to be built south of Woodbridge and Martlesham, not to the North. - Noise and light pollution will be considerable and adverse for local communities in what is a very quiet rural area; the site is operational 20 hours a day 7 days a week for at least 10 years -The proposal to divert traffic from the B1078 down Valley Road and up Easton Road and reconfigure these roads would have significant and damaging effects to the landscape and character of this area. These are currently tiny, rural lanes, bordered by beautiful, historic water meadows, and used only by local villages to gain access to the A12; in addition, they include a single lane listed bridge. 1100 cars would be expected to cross this bridge and move up and down the lanes every day, fundamentally changing the local area and severely restricting residents vital access to the A12. In addition, several livery businesses in the area will be significantly affected. The joint councils response to both Stage 1 and Stage 2 consultations asked you to consider sites further south on the A12. I do not see evidence that you have considered this in any detail. In conclusion I oppose the Sizewell C southern park and ride site at Wickham Market and believe it should be sited further south on the A12 away from residential areas and near the A14.