Register of advice

The list below is a record of advice the Planning Inspectorate has provided in respect of the Planning Act 2008 process.

There is a statutory duty under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008 to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application and to make this publicly available. Advice we have provided is recorded below together with the name of the person or organisation who asked for the advice and the project it relates to. The privacy of any other personal information will be protected in accordance with our Information Charter which you should view before sending information to the Planning Inspectorate.

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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm View all advice for this project

27 September 2019
Margaret Fife


Dear Sirs As a permanent resident for over 10 years in peaceful Friston, I am writing to express my horror and disbelief at the proposal to build a huge industrial substation here. The site chosen is totally unsuitable and unacceptable, being far too close to residential properties (at I understand in some places 200 meters) and our beautiful 12th century church. Not only will we be forced to live for many years with the construction noise and dust, but also with the large amount of extra heavy traffic and ensuing road chaos along very small country roads. This is dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians. We have always enjoyed walking in freedom on the footpaths and fields surrounding the village and this too could soon be a thing of the past. Our community is close knit and we have many activities involving residents and holiday-makers alike. The tourist industry here is an important part of village life and income. Who would want to take a holiday next to a substation? Few people I imagine. Also of great concern to me is the risk of flooding in the village. Recent plans suggest a drainage pool on the left of the project. This is sited at the top of the hill which could add greater risk to the flood problems already in the village. Following heavy rain, water and mud pour down the paths from the hill regularly causing damage to properties, something which happened again this year. Some companies will make huge profits if this project goes ahead, and we who live here will have NO benefit whatsoever, just the legacy of large very unsightly buildings and a forest of ironmongery. Our peace and village life will be destroyed FOR EVER. Please THINK VERY CAREFULLY before you impose such devastating action on our village. Yours faithfully Margaret Fife (Mrs)

Advice given

Dear Margaret, Planning Act 2008 (as amended) Proposals by ScottishPower Renewables for the East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO Offshore Wind farms I am writing in regard to your e-mail sent to the Planning Inspectorate on the 25 September 2019. The applications have not yet been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, the proposals are currently at the pre-application stage of the planning process, the developer is expecting to submit the applications on the 25 October 2019. Until the applications are submitted, your first point of contact should be the developer. I would therefore encourage you to contact ScottishPower Renewables directly ([email protected] and [email protected]). It is important that the developer is made aware of your comments at the pre-application stage of the process, to enable them to consider these points before finalising their proposals and submitting the applications to the Planning Inspectorate. If you would like more information about the Planning Act 2008 process, please see “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 notes, here: attachment 1 As the applications will be submitted shortly I would particularly draw your attention to Advice Note 8.2 which will be of use if the either or both of the applications are accepted for examination. I hope you find this information to be helpful. Kind regards, Liam

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