The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 16 September 2020
From Lesley Taylor

Representation

This Representation is sent on [Redacted] and my behalf. We live in a property on the B1122, that even with the ineffective proposed bypass, will be directly adversely affected by the transport to Sizewell C. There will be unacceptable traffic movement, most of it by HGVs, at all times of the day and night with the resulting deadly diesel pollution and causing congestion, vibration and rat runs. There is no proposed evacuation route and accidents will not be accessible. EDF have consistently refused to consider the D2 relief road or even an alternative that has a legacy. This is an area reliant on tourism and agriculture and with the road led transport plan, income from this area will be directly affected, as will other industries as they struggle to navigate the often single carriageway A12 and other overloaded local roads. Villages and farmland will be severed and rural rights of way lost. The proposed 6000 workforce are expected to be accommodated in this small rural area, some 2400 housed in a totally inappropriate workers campus in the small hamlet of Eastbridge, a walk away from the nationally Renowned RSPB Minsmere. Those taking up accommodation in the area will take up holiday lets or local cheaper rental, depriving the tourist market and true local residents. The remaining workers will travel in upto 90 mins each way. The infrastructure and key services cannot cope with this influx, particularly the local health services, one of which has acknowledged that it is unable to provide a service at even current levels. The proposed huge number of jobs are unlikely to go to locals, EDF acknowledging they will transfer the Hinkley workforce. The only jobs likely to go to Suffolk workers will be unskilled which will be to the detriment of our other local employers, namely the hospitality area. Those familiar with the area cannot fail to notice the eroding coastline, along which the new project is proposed. Over the last few years, some areas have eroded by approx 15 metres. With climate change acknowledged, accompanied by rising sea levels, this build is in the wrong place in uncertain times with a potentially disastrous future. There will be incalculable damage to the environment and this special historic landscape resulting from flooding, 24 hour light, noise, dust and waste and irreparable harm to Minsmere, one of the biggest tourist attractions to Suffolk and internationally acknowledged. I further wish to state that I consider the Sizewell C application to be totally unsuitable for a digital examination process.