The Sizewell C Project

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The Sizewell C Project

Received 25 September 2020
From Francoise Cresson

Representation

I believe the construction of 2 nuclear reactors at Sizewell is totally the wrong Project in this part of the country. - the Suffolk coast is at great risk of coastal erosion. We know the sea levels will be rising this century due to climate change and flooding on this low landscape is inevitable. And yet EDF would store the radioactive waste on this site! - Sizewell C would have a very detrimental effect on tourism. The area thrives on tourism because of the beautiful coastal villages and towns, National Trust owned heaths and woodland, the internationally known Minsmere RSPB bird reserve, the internationally known Aldeburgh music Festival, food festival, the beaches too. - Sizewell C ‘s project will deface the AONB on which it would be built. The government recently said AONBs are to be protected but this construction will cut the AONB in half. - How can EDF think they can just put 2400 workers in accommodation blocks on the edge of the bird reserve in this unique tranquil landscape : it is unique because unlike other coastlines that have coastal roads, there isn’t a coastal road therefore creating a landscape full of flora and wildlife hence this coast was AONB designated. - the construction of such a massive project would have an enormously negative impact on the economy of Suffolk. - the dust and pollution of the quarries adjacent to Minsmere will compound the negative impacts on wildlife and local population. - there is no unemployment in Coastal Suffolk. So it doesn’t need to be turned into an industrial county. - The transport plan for this project is totally unsustainable in an area of small country roads. Not only will visitors stop coming but local residents will not be able to get onto the roads for the amount of trucks driving to Sizewell. There should have been a plan drawn to link the A12 to Leiston and not the inadequate link road that EDF has proposed that would cut footpaths and villages in half. - 1000 trucks and buses driving to the site each day for many years won’t exactly help cut the carbon footprint! EDF claims nuclear is Green Energy but it makes very little of the pollution if the construction of the plant goes ahead! - villages would have years to endure the increased traffic, noise, pollution, 24 hour light pollution which would also cause mental harm to the affected population. The project of building these 2 nuclear power stations on the Suffolk coast is in the wrong place, would be so costly and take far too long. The negative impacts far outweigh the benefits. The Heritage Coast must be saved from destruction. It is not an industrial coast.