The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 03 September 2020
From Benhall & Sternfield Parish Council

Representation

Benhall & Sternfield Parish Council submit the following comments on aspects of the proposed works within our parishes. Fen Meadow, Benhall. Whilst we support the proposed Fen Meadow in Benhall and appreciate the environmental and ecological benefits, we are concerned about the impact on Footpath 26. We note that the footpath is to be retained, but seek a commitment from the applicant that the footpath will be maintained in a walkable state, notwithstanding any works required to create the fen meadow, such as raising of the water level, or disruption to the meadow drainage. Two village bypass. It is noted that the eastern roundabout and approaches are within the parish of Benhall, and the following comments refer to aspects of the proposed bypass within Benhall. The proposed 40 mph speed limit at the eastern roundabout will leave a 600m length of 50 mph limit on the bypassed (old) A12 from the Farnham / Benhall boundary (where the 30 mph limit starts) to the roundabout. Within this short length are the junctions with Benhall Low Street and Park Road, as well as the access to Molletts Farm (holiday complex). Given that the ethos of any bypass is to improve conditions for that which is bypassed, it would seem to be more appropriate to extend the 40 mph limit from the roundabout to the existing 30 mph limit through Farnham. The earthworks for the leg of the eastern roundabout onto the A12 north are shown to be immediately adjacent to the footway running alongside the A12. We seek assurance that the footway will be retained, and that the drainage from the footway will not be compromised by the earthworks. (Refer to drawing SZC-SZ0204-XX-000-DRW-100039)