The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 23 September 2020
From Alex Crockatt

Representation

I object to planning permission being granted for the building of Sizewell C and D on the following grounds: The construction of such a huge power station will ruin what is a particularly beautiful site, which attracts thousands of walkers and bird watchers every year. It cannot be a good idea to build such a potentially dangerous power station so close to a coast which is constantly eroding. The construction process will involve a huge amount of pollution, which will permanently frighten away many of the rare species of birds and mammals which currently can be found in the area. It is a retrogressive step to build another nuclear power station when other forms of energy such as wind and solar power, which are much cleaner and safer, are providing an alternative source of electricity. Suffolk is a county which is very dependent on tourism, and the building of a huge nuclear power station is going to deter many people form choosing this area of Suffolk as their holiday destination. I have read that the government have been paying EDF recently, huge sums of money to reduce the amount of electricity being produced by Sizewell as it exists, so it seems financially unjustifiable to then pay for an expansion of the site to provide more superfluous electricity.