The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 24 September 2020
From Dominic Woodfield on behalf of Bioscan U.K. Ltd.

Representation

I wish to make submissions in respect of the impact of the project on biodiversity and nature conservation considerations, including likely significant effects on supporting processes for impacted ecosystems. In particular, Bioscan has been commissioned by Friends of the Earth (Suffolk Coastal) to look into the claims around 'biodiversity net gain' advanced by the project proponents and I have already entered into correspondence with them and PINS on this issue. My submissions on this issue cannot be outlined fully at this stage as investigations are being hindered by EDFEs refusal to provide essential evidence in support of their position. However it is already clear that EDFEs claims of net gain are open to challenge. The precise focus of challenge can and will be further particularised as and when the information requested from EDFE is forthcoming. PINS have been asked to intervene to ensure this information is offered up in a complete and timely fashion. I wish to reserve the option to appear either as a representative of FOESC or in my own capacity. In order to assist the smooth and efficient running of the examination I will be liaising with FOESC to ensure any submissions I make (on their behalf or independently) are coordinated with and do not replicate those made by other interested parties.
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