Sizewell C is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for East Suffolk and will create thousands of well-paid local jobs and opportunities for businesses across the region.
Minimise disruption to local communities during the construction of Sizewell C.
Invest in local employment, education and skills. This includes an aim to create 1,500 apprenticeships.
Support the growth of the local economy. This includes measures to support local firms to gain work on the project.
Subject to consultation, transport the majority of construction materials by rail and sea, reducing the number of Sizewell C HGVs on local roads.
Respect the Suffolk heritage coast and minimise impact on RSPB Minsmere, National Trust Dunwich Heath and Leiston Abbey.
Return the temporary construction area to a standard befitting the AONB following construction.
Remove the accommodation campus and caravan site, the park and ride sites, the rail extension off the Saxmundham to Leiston branch line and the freight management facility following construction and restore the land.
Support the Suffolk coast tourism sector through the provision of a Tourism Fund.
Provide a comprehensive 24/7 onsite occupational health service for workers, a healthcare contribution and a Public Services Contingency Fund.
Require all workers to sign a Worker Code of Conduct and enforce it – as has been done successfully at Hinkley Point C.
Enhance the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of local communities through the provision of a Community Fund.
Have a sustainable strategy for water, providing potable water throughout construction and the operation of the new power station without impacting supply of water to local residents by a single drop.
The Sizewell C Consortium has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with politicians, business groups and educational institutions in the East of England committing to spend £4.4bn in the region.
Our sister project, Hinkley Point C in Somerset, is already demonstrating the sort of economic benefits that are possible with £5.3 billion spent in the South-West so far – that’s more than double the original target.
In addition to the direct economic benefits, Sizewell C has agreed to a package of local funding worth over £250 million.
The Sizewell C Neighbourhood Fund has been established to strengthen links with local communities.
A fund of £10,000 is available for projects which deliver a direct benefit to people living within 10 miles of the proposed development sites. Sizewell B also has a long-standing annual community fund of £10,000.
The Sizewell C Neighbourhood Fund is open all year for applications. These are reviewed and notified quarterly throughout the year.
Hinkley Point C’s 2023 Socio-Economic report highlights:
These figures show what we can achieve at Sizewell C. More than 250 companies in the East of England are working with Hinkley Point C and have won contracts worth over £1bn.
In this video, people living and working locally talk about the benefits HPC is bringing them.