The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 23 September 2020
From Robert Flindall

Representation

Sizewell C DCO Relevant Representations of Robert Flindall 1.Site • Site at risk from climate change, sea level rise, flooding • Impact on coastal processes • Impact on adjacent internationally designated sites of ecological importance and sites of amenity, cultural heritage and landscape value • Site could become an island containing 4 nuclear reactors and stored waste. • Eight other uncoordinated energy projects planned locality 2. Community, economic, social • Impacts on communities - severance, traffic, noise and light pollution and disruption • 6,000 workers will live in the area; 2,400 in a campus location that I oppose. • Visitor economy may lose £40m p.a. and 400 jobs. EDF surveys expect 29% of visitors deterred • Pressure on local housing especially private-rental • EDF expects local people to fill 90% of lower-skilled, lower-paid roles in “Site Support” • Negative impacts from traffic and losing staff on local businesses • Pressure on health, social and emergency services • Impacts on vulnerable people. • Local supply chain advantages/disadvantages • Leiston regeneration • Tourist accommodation impacts • Jobs and skills, during construction • Impacts on local businesses outside the nuclear supply chain • Impact on the environment and the future natural capital and tourism value of area 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 • Marine-led materials transport strategy abandoned • Delay in the construction of new road infrastructure means communities would endure 2-3 years of increased traffic • New roads would sever communities, damage the rural footpath system, disrupt and divide farmland • Rat-running and disruption not adequately considered • Alternative relief road routes with legacy value not adequately assessed by EDF 4.Environment/Landscape • Flooding. • Impact on Minsmere Sluice • Pollution from light, noise and traffic • Dust management for spoil heaps and stockpiles • Impact of the proposed borrow pits and landfill • Irreparable harm to Minsmere - a flagship destination of international importance and significance in history of conservation. Impacts on Marsh Harriers threaten integrity of Special Protection Area • Uncertainty of drainage and supply of 3 million litres of potable water for the construction period and beyond • Risks to groundwater levels and surrounding habitats and ecology • Flood risk due to the loss of flood storage from the development site • Impact on landscape character because of locality, design and scale; construction severs AONB • Impossible to compensate for landscape and ecological damage • No offset of CO2 from construction for 6 years 5.Marine/Coastal processes • Ecological and flood risk impacts on coastal processes from hard coastal defence feature. No complete design of defence available • Rates of erosion and recession episodic and unpredictable • Impacts of Beach Landing Facility on coastal processes • Impacts on marine ecology • Monitoring/contingency strategy 6.Application • Content of Explanatory Memorandum and Planning Statement. • Planning conditions I endorse the Relevant Representations of Stop Sizewell C, Theberton and Eastbridge PC, NT, RSPB, SWT, MLSG. I consider the Sizewell C application to be totally unsuitable for a digital examination