The Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership has raised concerns that construction of the planned Sizewell C nuclear power plant will lead to an increase in “sexual exploitation” and drug dealing in the area. The partnership – made up of Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Police and Suffolk Healthcare services – believes that the workforce needed to construct the proposed £20bn nuclear power plant will lead to an increase in prostitution and “pop-up brothels” in the area. In its submission to the Planning Inspectorate, the partnership claims that the construction of Sizewell B in the late 1980s and early 1990s led to an increase in sex work in the nearby town of Leiston. It adds that Sizewell C developer EDF has “not considered these very real risks and issues” as part of its planning submission.
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