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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 05 December 2019
From Emma Steadman
“My property backs directly onto the site proposed for the project cutting off footpaths I use every day with my dogs. My safety and that of numerous other vulnerable and elderly dog walkers in the village will be at risk during any construction process, plus I shall have to use my car every day just to get out and walk my dogs. The risk of flooding to the area created by water displacement caused by the proposed build will damage properties, roads and footpaths and cut off certain roads from use. The noise, disruption, dirt and increased traffic (and workers during construction) will adversely affect the peaceful quality of life which many (including myself) have sought out by moving to Friston, and will have a detrimental effect on mental wellbeing and stability. The safety and security of many very elderly villagers who live alone, will be compromised during construction due to the increase in large vehicles on the roads and the influx of site workers to our community. Our beautiful landscape and countryside will be destroyed, deterring visitors on whom we rely for the financial upkeep of our grade 2* listed church building which is within meters of the edge of the site. The same church, which is a valuable hub of community life, will struggle to stay open due to it's proximity and the likelihood that villagers will not wish to walk to this side of the village. The value of my property, which I am relying on as my future pension, will be seriously reduced, and I am unlikely ever to be able to sell it and therefore will be trapped with no ability to move away or realise my capital.”