The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 17 September 2020
From LJ and EL Dowley Farming Partnership

Representation

We raise issues about Sizewell C under the following headings- -our farming business will cease to be viable. EDF proposes taking some land for roads/roundabouts etc and some land for borrow pits for the spoil from the site. These will make our arable business unviable. This is integrated with the husbandry of our nationally awarded pedigree cattle herd; the land take will also make our commercial shoot impossible to operate - the transport and road proposals of EDF are insufficient and unworkable. The local road network is already overburdened at busy (holiday and weekend) times. A relief road (the old D2 plan) seems to have been rejected by EDF on the basis of inaccurate or misleading data - the local economy which depends on tourism and agriculture will be severely damaged unemployment etc - it would be foolhardy to build this project and its nuclear storage site on land which is unstable due to coastal erosion and rising water levels - not sure if this falls to be considered by PINS but the project is not financeable without major subsidy/grant from HMG - a comic suggestion at a time when the cost of alternative energy sources is falling impressively and will probably be even lower by the time (12 - 15 years?) when this project comes on stream - the environmental damage will be very substantial - in an area internationally recognised for its biodiversity - EDF has a very very poor track record in delivering projects of this kind -EDF has a poor track record of taking notice of consultees' suggestions - see Hinkley Point We note the strong objections of a number of important bodies - Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Preservation Society. Suffolk Wildlife Trust, RSPB. We support the Relevant Representation submitted by Stop Sizewell C.