The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 06 September 2020
From Dr Catherine Northover

Representation

I have lived in Suffolk for 42 years. For 34 years I was a local GP. I am very opposed to the building of Sizewell C and these are my main concerns. 1) The building of the power station and the associated infrastructure would destroy acres of habitat for threatened birds, animals and plants, including damage to Sizewell Marshes an SSSI. 2) It would border Minsmere Bird Reserve and the run off of pollutants from the site along with the noise and light pollution and damage to water levels would threaten the fragile habitat for the endangered birds and animals at Minsmere. 3) The new roads, car parks, roundabouts and rail links would destroy local village life and increase Carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide levels. 4) Tourism along the coast at Southwold, Aldeburgh, Walberswick and all the little villages would suffer as would local businesses. 5) Large nuclear power plants are no longer cost effective. The advances in sustainable energy make nuclear power no longer an economic option. In the extensive time to build Sizewell C the costs will have tripled and the efficiency of solar,wind and other sustainable sources will have increased. 6) it is dangerous to build a nuclear power station on an eroding coast line with the prospect of rising sea levels especially with nuclear waste kept on site. In summary :- The country does not need another nuclear power station due to advances in sustainable energy. The building of sizewell C would devastate wild life and destroy the character of a beautify part of the country. Catherine Northover