Growing the local economy

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. The project will provide:

  • Around 2,600 local jobs during peak construction
  • £125 million per year into the local economy
  • £40 million per year during the 60 years of operation 

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. Analysis for the Consortium indicates that the project could support up to 35,000 jobs in Suffolk alone. 

Our sister project, Hinkley Point C in Somerset, is already demonstrating the sort of economic benefits that are possible with £3.5 billion spent in the South-West so far - that's 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.

 

BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

Growing the local economy

Sizewell C will create more employment and supply chain opportunities for local people and businesses. Find out why local businesses are excited about the potential of Sizewell C in this video.

The local benefits of Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, in Somerset, is already bringing big benefits to communities near the construction site in Somerset. The 2021 Socio-Economic report highlights:

  • 800 apprentices recruited
  • More than 10,000 jobs created
  • £3.5bn so far spent with companies across the South West

These figures show what we can achieve at Sizewell C. More than 200 companies in the East of England are working with Hinkley Point C and have won contracts worth over £1bn.  

In this video, residents living and working around Hinkley Point C talk about the benefits the project is bringing them.

Neighbourhood fund

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

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. 

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JOBS AND CAREERS

Sizewell C will create more employment and training opportunities for local people.

BIODIVERSITY

Sizewell C are undertaking measures to encourage a net gain in biodiversity along the Suffolk coastline.

LOW-CARBON ELECTRICITY

We will provide dependable baseload electricity, supporting the growth of the future low-carbon economy and reduce the need for imported generation. 

SUPPLY CHAIN

We are building a robust local and regional supply chain to ensure the East of England benefits from this once-in-a-lifetime economic boost.

OUR COMMITMENTS TO THE COMMUNITY

1. Minimise disruption to local communities during the construction of Sizewell C.


 

2. Invest in local employment, education and skills. This includes an aim to create 1,500 apprenticeships.


 

3. Support the growth of the local economy. This includes measures to support local firms to gain work on the project.


 

4. Subject to consultation, transport the majority of construction materials by rail and sea, reducing the number of Sizewell C HGVs on local roads.


 

5. Respect the Suffolk heritage coast and minimise impact on RSPB Minsmere, National Trust Dunwich Heath and Leiston Abbey.


 

6. Return the temporary construction area to a standard befitting the AONB following construction.

7. 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.


 

8. Support the Suffolk coast tourism sector through the provision of a Tourism Fund.


 

9. Provide a comprehensive 24/7 onsite occupational health service for workers, a healthcare contribution and a Public Services Contingency Fund.


 

10. Require all workers to sign a Worker Code of Conduct and enforce it – as we have done successfully at Hinkley Point C.


 

11. Enhance the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of local communities through the provision of a Community Fund.

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Contact Sizewell C

  • Call: FREEPHONE 0800 197 6102 (Weekdays: 9.30am - 5pm. Saturdays: 9am - 12pm)
  • Write: FREEPOST SZC CONSULTATION (No stamp or further address required)
  • Visit: Sizewell C Information Office, 48-50 High Street, Leiston IP16 4EW (By appointment. Weekdays: 10am - 4pm) 
  • General queryinfo@sizewellc.co.uk
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