Consultant WSP will be leading the transport assessment for EdF’s planned new nuclear power station Sizewell C in Suffolk, the firm announced yesterday.
The firm was appointed earlier this year and is the lead advisor on how to minimise the project’s transport impact on the surrounding environment.
The Stage one public consultation runs until 6 February 2013. There will be a further consultation before development consent order application is submitted to the secretary of state.
Up to 5,600 people will be working on the project during the construction phase and project managers are eager to minimise the impact on the surrounding area during this time. The local community can discuss the proposals with people working on the project at consultation events.
The local area includes a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Teams are working on including an accommodation campus for 2,000 to 3,000 workers, two park and ride sites near the A12, a freight management facility near the A14 at Ipswich and a marine jetty for transporting materials in and out of the site.
WSP is also advising on rail and road links including either a new terminal on the line at King George’s Avenue, Leiston, or an extension of the branch line directly into the main construction area. They are also advising on a bypass for the village of Farnham on the A12.