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The Sizewell C Project
Received 13 September 2020
From Stuart Maggs
“The existing application fails to take proper account of the damage to local flora and fauna, the impact of traffic on the local area and the noise and dust pollution that will be suffered by the local community, including ourselves at [Redacted] in particular. Additionally allowances made for the loss of amenity fail to take account of the actual use of residential property, e.g. using our garden and outbuildings. They also fail to account for damage and financial loss incurred and as a result of being unable to effectively work from home due to the rise in noise levels directly from the site (specifically LEoEIE). Lastly the residential receptors have been placed at one point on our land rather than adjacent to the boundary and in the open air which is a more appropriate measure of the actual impact on residential use of residential property - we do not hide in our house from all the time but use our house and garden as a contiguous whole. The proper measure should therefore be the worst impact on any party of the land, not based on a presumption that residents are inside at all times. Fair compensation should therefore include: a) Provision of additional sound insulation to the house and other occupied areas within a residential envelope by default to those areas significantly impacted such as ours, rather than being deferred to agreement with East Suffolk Council, b) Continuing damages throughout the period of the build for impeding the quiet enjoyment of gardens and other parts of residential property, c) Review of safety to access to specific properties impacted by significant increases in HGV traffic, and funding of measures to minimise the risk to individuals, d) If the build process creates significant impacts via sound or other issues, provision for alternative accommodation for families throughout that period (e.g marginal costs for children to board at school for a period/hotel accommodation) Stuart Maggs”