The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 21 September 2020
From Paul Tillcock

Representation

I wish to raise the following issues of concern about Sizewell C. I believe there was a staggering lack of information during the consultations and this application. I support Suffolk County councils recent statement saying they are unable to support this application in its current format. I also wish to endorse the Relevant Representation submitted by Stop Sizewell C, Together against Sizewell, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB Minismere. I believe EDF have submitted this during covid now knowing full well that you will be unable to talk to us on a one to one basis in Suffolk and here our DEEP concerns personally it is therefore in my opinion unsuitable for a digital examination 1. Link Road ? Both County and district council favour a link road (Formerly known as D2) south of Saxmundham, I cannot see why bringing all traffic virtually to Yoxford helps in keeping pollution to a minimum as it means 1,000s of unnecessary journeys. ? Alternative relief road routes with legacy value not adequately assessed by EDF • There will only be one entry and exit to the site surely a D2 type link road which has legacy value and an upgrade of the the Yoxford existing road means that in an emergency the Nuclear power station has two means of evacuation NOT ONE • There is no legacy need for proposed link road, County council have asked for it to be removed after construction or a substantial payment for maintenance. • The bulk of the construction traffic is in the early years and this road is not due to be completed for 3-4 years this is unacceptable • How do I enquire about compensation for the blight this road will cause my property if I wanted to move during construction. • We have virtually perfect night skies here I have no knowledge of how EDF are proposing to keep lighting of the new roundabout and general site construction to a minimum and the planting of hedges trees etc. or any embankments to reduce noise and light issues 2. Community, Economic and social impacts ? Visitor economy: Tourism may lose up to £40m a year and 400 jobs. EDF surveys suggest 29% of visitors could be deterred. ? Pressure on health, social and emergency services 3. Transport ? Road based transport plan not sustainable; enormous and adverse impact on local communities and the visitor economy. HGV numbers are as high as those under “Road-Led” proposals rejected by all statutory consultees in consultations ? Suffolk County Council say that EDF have missed many opportunities to deliver the rail/marine led strategy why should they be allowed to get away with this just because it is a major “PROPOSED” project. 4. Environment and Landscape ? Flooding. ? Irreparable harm to Minsmere ? Won’t offset CO2 from construction for at least 6 years. 5. Marine and Coastal processes • I understand that when Hinckley was proposed a full structural plan was part of their application why has this not been part of this application?