The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 22 September 2020
From The Readhead Family

Representation

Concerns regarding environmental impact - loss of local habitat and impact on such species as Marsh Harrier. Claims made by EDF that they will be able to pledge net biodiversity gains on the main development site do not provide detail on what losses they anticipate over the whole development area and how and when they expect to offer a net gain. Concerns regarding transport schemes. Not enough detail has been given regarding the alternatives to the road option. EDF's investigations in to the use of rail appear to have been poorly researched and presented, leading to issues with Network rail. Likewise the option of deliveries by sea is not fully explained. However, the options for new roads such as the Yoxford, Middleton, Theberton bypass are presented by EDF as a solution to the problem of heavy traffic and appear to take the emphasis away from trying to find alternative schemes with less environmental impact. The Middleton/Theberton bypass will have little or no lasting benefit to the local community once construction of the power station has been completed. Concerns regarding management and organisation of schemes. Already we have seen problems with EDF not adhering to agreements made with local landowners regarding access arrangements to carry out surveys.