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The Sizewell C Project
Received 17 September 2020
From Ian Rose
“1. The project is enormous ? too big for the setting and land available. 2. Road transport is totally unsuitable for the level of traffic movements. A12 is single lane and totally unsuitable. Other options (sea and rail practically dismissed by EDF). Up to 900 HGVs a day, plus Park & Ride buses, on the B1122 through Yoxford and Middleton Moor, with a bypass of Theberton which is inadequate. the bypass would not be in place until after two years of high-volume HGV and other traffic had already been inflicted on this “B” road. 3. Effects on local communities. Eastbridge is a tiny village with minimal road access. Will be overwhelmed with huge numbers (at least 2400) of staff attempting to get to work. 4. Site is on a coast with flood risks and prone to erosion. Remember Fukushima. 5. It is unlikely there would be any benefit to the local economy, indeed it is likely the £250m annual local tourism industry would be seriously affected. Sizewell C traffic will deter visitors to the coast between Southwold and Aldeburgh. 6. EDF has not provided enough information on expected impacts on tourism and the adverse effects of traffic to other local businesses who provide services. The local communities have been largely ignored. 7. Construction will threaten some of the most biodiverse habitats in the UK and the Heritage Coast, including two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and the internationally important Minsmere Reserve. The proposed causeway crossing of the SSSI would damage the fragile hydrology of the Minsmere Levels, Sizewell Marsh and affect the Minsmere Sluice. 8. Many vital studies not properly researched or reported on by EDF. Access for emergency services and healthcare threatened. Building of another nuclear site would increase danger to the public should there be an incident. Only inadequate emergency plans for Sizewell B exist and how would the public escape with roads clogged with Sizewell C traffic. 9. Consultation by EDF was inadequate and derisory. Paying only lip service and failing to make clear changes as consultation progressed. EDF demonstrate that they are only interested in what is easiest for them. 10. Increase in nuclear waste with storage already on site. The government have no solution for storing the waste already produced. 11. I wish to endorse the Relevant Representations from “Stop Sizewell C”, RSPB and Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Suffolk County Council’s decision not to support EDF’s proposals based on concerns on transport, effect on SSSI’s and questions on economic benefit estimated from EDF. 12.Finally, I believe most strongly that this application raises issues that are far too complex to be relegated to a digital examination. It must be heard in public,.”