The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 18 September 2020
From Anne Wegner

Representation

I am concerned about the following issues with respect to Sizewell C - significant negative effects on local community: jobs only for lower-skilled employees limiting personal growth, lack of suitable local housing putting pressure on house prices and rentals, negative effect on tourism industry as a major player in the area with potential job losses, health issues for some due to increased traffic and pollution. - unsuitable site: area of outstanding natural beauty will be ruined – the current Sizewell site is enough of an eyesore for many miles, coastline is prone to erosion, lack of coordination with other energy projects in area - further environmental issues: unnecessary road building some of which will be too late and thus mean increased traffic for local villages and roads ill-equipped to deal with heavy transport, local footpath network could be severely impacted, Minsmere bird sanctuary site under severe stress, it will remain impossible to counteract and compensate for environmental damage to the landscape and marine world in the area. - effects on local businesses: surge in business while building is being conducted will mean a temporary growth in local businesses with a “ghost-town” effect once building is completed. This process was extremely evident with the building and operation of Sizewell B. The holiday-home tourism business is likely to suffer with loss of income to those living from it. The flooding potential due to a reduction in flooding areas has not been properly assessed. I wish to endorse the Relevant Representation submitted by Stop Sizewell C. I also consider the Sizewell C application to be totally unsuitable for a digital examination process.