The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 15 September 2020
From Lynn Eldrett

Representation

Sizewell C is the biggest building project planned in Europe at the moment but there has been scant provision for infrastructure improvements to allow it to happen without destroying the local communities and environment. Im particularly worried about the transport impact. Traffic will come in huge numbers, day and night, across from the A140 and A14 through villages on the A1120 to the Hatcheston lorry and car park. Towns like Framlingham and villages like Earl Soham simply are not built to cope with lorries and cars on this level they need to go on a dual carriageway. The result will be congestion and pollution on levels which will make our lives unbearable and our houses worthless. I live in Parham on the B1116. My house is 6 feet from the main road which has national speed limit applying so live is going to be awful, how will I work when I will have no sleep? In Framlingham there is a tiny roundabout which will get jammed and traffic is bad enough there with the hundreds of new houses built over the last few years - it will be a complete standstill with the Sizewell C traffic. EDF say traffic will use the A12/14 but there is no way it will detour out south of Ipswich over the Orwell bridge just to get jammed up in the single carriageway road past Woodbridge. The A12 isnt adequate and Ipswich needs a northern bypass to allow for the additional traffic. That and decent rail links for passengers as well as freight, plus dualing the A12 are needed before anyone lets EDF go ahead. Its obvious isnt it? Why on earth would we let companies based outside the UK make a fortune at the expense of our environment and quality of life?