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The Sizewell C Project
Received 09 September 2020
From Marie Adams
“I am worried about the consequences of building a nuclear reactor in such a sensitive area. It negatively impinges on sites of special scientific interest and is adjacent to internationally designated sites of ecological importance. I have read and heard speakers from the Hinkley Point site highlighting unacceptable impacts on local communities - severance, traffic, significant increases in noise, light pollution and disruption. Our region is heavily reliant on tourism which will be adversely affected and will have a long term effect on the whole area, already suffering from the consequences of the impact of the coronavirus. I have seen the suggestions regarding the road plans for the area in order for lorries to access the site. I am not confident that these proposals will be a) timely and b) mitigate the effects of the hugely increased traffic, much of which will be extremely large vehicles. I also noted that some of the new roads will split communities, damage the rural footpath system and divide farmland. It is unclear in the plans what will be the effect on Minsmere Sluice and consequences for the RSPB Minsmere site. In addition I have seen films of the pollution from light, noise and traffic in the Hinkley development. This will have a major impact on wildlife and birds in particular. I am totally adverse to the construction of Sizewell C & D 1. Site Selection Not only is it near to Minsmere RSPB site, it is also next to other SSSE (sites of special scientific interest) which areinternationally designated sites of ecological importance and sites of amenity, cultural heritage and landscape value 2. Community, Economic and social impacts I have looked at EDF's road maps and it is my view that it will cause unacceptable impacts on local communities. I have heard people from Hinkley Point talk about the amazing disruption to their lives, traffic and noise pollution. Lights on the working site day and night, disorientating migrating birds. We already have a stretched health infrastructure -more workers coming in will stretch it even more. 3. Transport Much talk is about climate change - about time too! More heavy traffic on our roads will increase the pollution levels to an unsustainable level. 4. Environment and Landscape We all know that flooding is high on the environment agenda and there is no clear indication of what effect this building site will have on Minsmere Sluice let alone the impact on Minsmere itself and and the wildlife there. The whole area is an AONB I believe. What a catastrophic impact on the locality. It will be impossible to compensate for landscape and ecological damage and it won't offset CO2 from construction for at least 6 years. 5. Application I wish to state that I consider the Sizewell C application to be totally unsuitable for a digital examination process.”