The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 23 September 2020
From Teresa Marrable

Representation

I am very concerned about the following aspects of the construction of Sizewell C: I believe it is the wrong project in the wrong place because – • The site is at risk from climate change, sea level rise and flooding • The potential impact on coastal processes • There will be an adverse impact on adjacent internationally designated sites of ecological importance and sites of amenity, cultural heritage and landscape value • Storing of nuclear waste. The effect on the local community will be tremendous - • Unacceptable impacts on local communities - traffic, significant increases in noise, light pollution and disruption. • 6,000 workers will come and live in the area, 2,400 in a Worker campus in a location that I oppose. • Visitor economy: Tourism may lose up to £40m a year and 400 jobs. EDF surveys suggest 29% of visitors could be deterred. • Negative impacts - from traffic and losing staff - on local businesses • Pressure on health, social and emergency services, • The road based transport plan is 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 • Delay in the construction of new road infrastructure means villages would endure 2-3 years of increased traffic • New roads would sever communities, damage the rural footpath system and divide farmland. There will be irreparable harm done to Minsmere, a flagship area of international importance to wildlife. I am worried about • Unclear effect on Minsmere Sluice • Pollution from light, noise and traffic • Inadequate dust management for spoil heaps and stockpiles • Impact of the proposed borrow pits and landfill not fully addressed. • Impacts on Marsh Harriers threaten integrity of Special Protection Area • Uncertainty re drainage and supply of 3 million litres of potable water for the construction period and beyond. • Abstraction of water compounds risks to the environment and to protected species. • Risks to groundwater levels and surrounding habitats and ecology • Flood risk • Catastrophic impact on landscape character because of locality, design and scale; construction severs the AONB • Ecological and flood risk impacts on coastal processes from hard coastal defence feature • Rates of erosion and recession episodic and unpredictable • Impacts of Beach Landing Facility on coastal processes • Impacts on marine ecology I wish to endorse the Relevant Representation submitted by Stop Sizewell C, RSPB and SWT. I wish to state that I consider the Sizewell C application to be totally unsuitable for a digital examination process.