The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 24 September 2020
From Laura Dowley

Representation

1. The site will have a serious negative impacts on the local environment, including causing flooding which has a knock-on impact on the local ecosystem and marine ecology. The site is right next to the Minsmere natura reserve, and could affect the water levels in Minsmere’s ditches, impacting its rare wetland wildlife, which includes bitterns, otters and ducks. Also, building works will likely cause erosion, further harming the local ecosystem. 2. The site will also have negative impacts on the local community. The building work and huge influx of people will cause extra traffic and increases in noise and light pollution. Currently, lots of tourists come to the area every year. Many of these tourists could be deterred, and the local tourism industry will lose out. 3. The new roads being built for the site will divide farmland and ruin the local footpath system.