Suffolk Wildlife Trust submitted our joint Written Representations with the RSPB on the 2nd June. In our Written Representations we covered in detail many issues that are of concern to us. We do not believe that EDF have justified the loss of such a large area of Sizewell Marshes SSSI. The equivalent of around 10 football pitches of nationally protected wildlife rich habitat will be lost forever, covered by concrete, roads and buildings, despite that fact there is an alternative available that would lead to considerably lower loss. We are also concerned that the development will fundamentally alter the groundwater within the remaining SSSI. EDF’s plans are to replace this with more surface water which, as it receives water from Leiston Sewage works, is of significantly poorer quality. This is very likely to harm large areas of nationally important fen habitat, home to many rare plants. There remains considerable uncertainty how the development will affect Minsmere to the north and we stand side by side with our friends at the RSPB in seeking re-assurances that this famous reserve will be unharmed.
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Simon Rossi EDF – Hinkley Point C will support 71,000 jobs in Britain. These include new jobs recently created at Jarrow in South Tyneside where 40 new roles are being hired by KAEFER for specialised steel ductwork. On Humberside, Bilfinger is opening a new factory for high quality pipework as part of a contract expected to employ 350 people across Britain. It really is the Green Recovery in action! This is why continued progress on Sizewell C – a direct replica of Hinkley Point C – is so crucial. We need to maintain these jobs and expert supply chains and grow them further. We’ve demonstrated how new nuclear can deliver for British businesses, jobs and industry. Continued progress for Sizewell C will give suppliers the confidence to carry on investing in skills and creating jobs.
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