Sizewell C is committed to investing in the local community and helping grow the economy across the East of England. This includes offering more jobs and local business contracts. It will also offer more opportunities for local people to train, learn new skills, and develop a sustainable career. To find out more on how we are supporting the local community and get the latest news on Sizewell C, sign up to our Friends of Sizewell C Bulletin.

We are creating jobs that will build on construction, engineering, nuclear, logistics and support skills that are already strong in the local area. You can find more on how we look to recruit locally on our jobs and training page.

Many of the qualifications required are already catered for by further education colleges in the region, providing a springboard for local people who want to develop a sustainable career in construction or engineering. This is supported by our Young SZC initiative, which creates employment opportunities for students living in Suffolk and Norfolk.

LOCAL ECONOMY BENEFITS

AN ESTIMATED £4 BILLION TO BE CONTRIBUTED TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY FROM THE PROJECT

900 HIGH SKILLED JOBS WILL BE BASED IN SUFFOLK ONCE THE PLANT IS OPERATIONAL

A THIRD OF THE SIZEWELL C WORKFORCE WILL COME FROM THE LOCAL AREA DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT BENEFITS

AN EXTRA 250 HECTARES OF LAND HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR WILDLIFE

A NET GAIN IN BIODIVERSITY OVERALL FOLLOWING MEASURES UNDERTAKEN BY SZC

800 HECTARES OF LAND TO BE MANAGED BY AN INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST PROMOTING RE-WILDING AND BIODIVERSITY

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset is having a range of positive impacts for people in surrounding communities. Figures from a new report on Hinkley Point C show how Sizewell C can provide the road to economic recovery for Suffolk and Norfolk. In this video, we hear from residents living and working around Hinkley Point C about the different ways it benefits them.

Neighbourhood Fund

The Sizewell C Neighbourhood Fund has been established to strengthen links with the local communities around the Sizewell C development site.

Operating power station, Sizewell B, has a long-standing annual community fund of £10,000 which is spread across the year on projects which benefit local people.

The Sizewell C fund also makes £10,000 available for projects that are within a 10-mile radius of the proposed development site. 

The Sizewell C Neighbourhood Fund is open all year for applications, and these will be reviewed and notified quarterly throughout the year. 

Find out more:

Previous recipients

Organisation:Funding provided for:
Aldeburgh Rugby ClubStart up support for newly formed women’s contact rugby development squad, the East Suffolk Saxons
Art for Cure “Glorious Glemham” BallGlemham Hall. Raising funds for breast cancer charities in Suffolk
Benhall & Sternfield Memorial ShowAnnual local community summer event
Blythburgh Archaeology GroupEducational programme, professional supervision for local schoolchildren digging 12 test pits and assessing finds for reporting
Butley Flower ShowGrand draw prize donation
Deben Swimming ClubNew up to date club swim manager software
Friends of Alde Valley AcademyDisplay boards used for annual public art exhibition to showcase artistic talent from Leiston Schools
Leiston Film TheatreLocal community pantomime, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Leiston United ChurchChristmas Community Fair and festival of Christmas carols, songs and music with the Royal British Legion Band of Leiston
Saxmundham Town CouncilAnnual Christmas event
Sizewell Sports & Social ClubLeiston Annual Family Fun day
The Rose & Sweet William Club70th Anniversary Celebrations for the club
Ufford/Wickham Market Community First RespondersEmergency equipment – defibrillator
Yoxwood Community Woodland ProjectPlanting additional wild flower meadow to existing Yoxwood project

Project timeline

  1. Statement of community consultation
  2. Stage 1 consultation
  3. Updated statement of community consultation
  4. Stage 2 consultation
  5. Stage 3 consultation
  6. Stage 4 consultation 
  7. Review of Stage 4 responses 
  8. Application submission (CURRENT STAGE)
  9. Decision
  10. Construction
  11. Operation

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You can contact the Sizewell C project team by any of the following methods:

Call us on FREEPHONE 0800 197 6102 (Open 9.30am - 5.00pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm on Saturdays)

Write to us at FREEPOST SZC CONSULTATION (no stamp or further address required).

Visit us at the Sizewell C Information Office, 48-50 High Street, Leiston IP16 4EW.

Email us at info@sizewellc.co.uk

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