The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 24 September 2020
From Ben Coulter

Representation

I wish to raise the following issues of concern about Sizewell C. 1. Site Selection Every projection for climate change scenarios shows the rate of change (including sea level rise) accelerating. Within the active (let alone post-use) lifetime of the project, sea level is likely to compromise the site, possibly causing it to be an island. This is a poorly planned element of the Sizewell project and at odds with a society preparing for a resilient, adaptive approach to climate change through the 21st century. 2. Community, Economic and social impacts I am concerned about the impact on the visitor economy. EDF surveys suggest 29% of visitors could be deterred. That would have a significant negative impact on the local tourism economy and my family’s business specifically. 3. Transport I don’t feel that the road based transport plan is sustainable. I’m concerned about the adverse impact on local communities and the visitor economy (the latter of which my family relies on for income). 4. Environment and Landscape I am concerned that the project will negatively impact on the local environment (noise, dust, light, water and air pollution). Minsmere is a particularly sensitive local receptor. Supply (including abstraction) of fresh water - in an area already under significant water supply stresses. 5. Marine and Coastal processes We don’t yet know what the hard coastal defence features will be as there is no complete design of HCDF available. The risk is that in protecting the power station, erosion and flooding could be exacerbated elsewhere - on a very fragile coastline. I wish to endorse the Relevant Representation submitted by Stop Sizewell C; the RSPB and the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. I wish to state that I consider the Sizewell C application to be totally unsuitable for a digital examination process.