A PDF of the response can be downloaded here

Sizewell Stage 3 Consultation response

Project Size

This project is enormous. too big for the setting and land available. The government suggests that a single new nuclear power station should occupy 30 hectares (based on Sizewell B). Yet EDF are trying to squeeze Sizewell C & D into only 32 hectares.

Furthermore this area is primarily agricultural and tourism based and unsuited for an industrial project on this scale especially not on top of the Scottish Power and National Grid projects.

EDF should look at for the build of 2 nuclear reactors.  They have the roads, ports and infrastructure to cope with such a major project, an industrial heritage, pre-existing nuclear plants and far greater unemployment problems than Suffolk. 

Please find below my response to your 3rd consultation in relation to your proposals to build Sizewell C(SZC). I have generally followed the headings as set out in your consultation response but, after my introduction, I have initially provided my comments on the consultation itself as these set the framework for my responses.

I have known the Sizewell area for over 50 years and love the area for its scenic beauty and for the tranquillity offered by the coastline and rich mosaic of landscapes making up the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB (AONB ) and East Suffolk (ES) generally and have spent countless hours exploring this area and enjoying the richness of the flora and fauna that have made this place home over millennia. I am therefore appreciative of the impact that construction of SZC and its vast infrastructure will have on the people and environment of ES.
The EDF literature states there is an urgent need for new nuclear reactors. This statement is based on outdated government policy formed over a decade ago and since that time there has been considerable technological advancements and cost reductions in areas such as improved storage of electricity and production from low carbon renewable sources . As stated by the National Infrastructure commission in late 2018, there is no need to pursue government's civil nuclear ambitions. There is certainly no urgency and I can only think that EDF's stated urgency is borne purely out of their own commercial considerations.