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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm View all advice for this project
My name is Peter Fife and I live at (Redacted). My telephone number is (Redacted). I am writing to Register my utter dismay about the proposal to construct a massive series of linked transformer stations covering many acres of beautiful farmland in Friston for Scottish Power Renewables and National Grid. When I first heard about the proposals, I thought, naively, that the organisations – just Scottish Power initially – were proposing to construct a transformer station about the size of a double garage or a modest farm building, but I have now discovered the enormous geographical extent of the proposed development on the edge of our ancient village. The whole project would alter, permanently, the character of the village and much of the local countryside in what is now largely unspoiled farmland. I have lived in Friston for nearly 15 years and my roots are in this area, having grown up nearby where my parents lived until they died. I am a warden of our village church, a Grade II* listed building which would be overlooked by the proposed development. We are now faced with many years of wholesale disruption to our lives. There will be enormous increase in traffic and associated noise, some of which would continue indefinitely. I have been told that no regard will be given to suggestions of alternative sites for these works and so I will not do so, but I will leave it to appropriate people and bodies, none of whom live in this area, to find those out for themselves. It will be no good saying, during the wholesale destruction of this area, that nobody thought of these things. Much work has already been done, but little thought appears to have been given to the effect these proposals will have upon the lives of ordinary local people. I have deliberately made this letter short because I am aware that you must be receiving many letters of this kind about the proposals, but I would appreciate an acknowledgement and any comments you may be able to make. Yours faithfully PETER FIFE
Dear Peter Thank you for your email regarding the East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO Offshore Wind Farms. The Developer ScottishPower Renewables has indicated that they expect to submit to The Planning Inspectorate a Development Consent Order application under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008), for the proposed East Anglia ONE North project which is currently in the pre-application stage of the process. If the application satisfies the tests, set out in PA 2008, the application will go through the process as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. The Developer ScottishPower Renewables has indicated that they expect to submit to The Planning Inspectorate a Development Consent Order application under the PA 2008, for the proposed East Anglia TWO project which is currently in the pre-application stage. If the application satisfies the tests, set out in PA 2008, the application will go through the process as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. During the pre-application stage of the process, the Developer may hold several rounds of consultation, not all of which are required to be statutory. The duties of the Developer during statutory consultation are set out in PA 2008. Any responses to pre-application consultation should be addressed to the Developer. If the application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate there will be 28 days for the Planning Inspectorate to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it for examination. If the application is accepted to proceed to examination, there will be an opportunity for people to register to participate in the examination of the application. The examination period has a statutory maximum of six months, which is followed by a three month period for the Examining Authority to prepare their recommendation, and a three month period for the relevant Secretary of State to make a decision. If you would like more information about the examination process, please see the “Advice Note Eight: Overview of the nationally significant infrastructure planning process for members of the public and others” which can be found along with other advice and guidance on the Planning Inspectorate website, here: attachment 1 Kind regards Kate Kate Mignano Case Manager National Infrastructure Planning The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN Direct Line: 0303 444 5652 Helpline: 0303 444 5000 Email: [email protected] Web: attachment 2 (National Infrastructure Planning) Web: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate (The Planning Inspectorate) Twitter: @PINSgov This communication does not constitute legal advice. Please view our Privacy Notice before sending information to the Planning Inspectorate.