The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 23 September 2020
From Joanne Atkins

Representation

The main development site would be entirely within the protected landscape of Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and Suffolk Heritage Coast, designated largely for its natural beauty and tranquillity. Vegetated shingle is a scarce habitat with rare flowers, Suffolk Shingle Beaches County Wildlife Site (CWS) would be totally destroyed due to new defences. Nearly all the trees will be felled and the area concreted on Goose Hill construction site, meaning a loss of habitat for scarce White Admiral and Grayling butterflies and destruction of nesting sites of Hobby and Crossbill. The hydrology in Sizewell marshes SSSI and Minsmere Southern Levels, that sustain many rare species, is very finely balanced. Work required for SZC foundations could damage this. SSSIs are protected under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and the Minsmere sites under The Conservation of Habitats & Species 2017 (EU Habitats Directive now in English law).