East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

Received 17 December 2019
From R T Rainger

Representation

My objection is not with respect to Renewables, but primarily around the selection and suitability of Friston as the location for the on shore Sub-Station development for EA1N and EA2. The resultant development will set a president for further onshore development without due regard to strategic planning opportunities and negative environmental impact. There are also regional impacts from excessive HGV and LGV traffic on local roads, that are already under strain due to modern traffic volumes and sizes. These will be further aggravated by the other local developments such as Sizewell C. Traffic and transport will be a significant factor and on such small rural roads the impact to me as a resident of the A1094 will have a very detrimental impact on my quality of life and health due to the vibrations and noise that HGVs already cause when passing my home. The developer has been made aware of local flooding issues and these do not appear to have been suitably addressed in the DCO. Local action groups are calling for demonstration of a strategic approach to the selection of Friston as the location for such industrialisation. National Grid have chosen the Sizewell to Bramford pylon line as the most appropriate for all the new Energy Projects to join the national network to deliver UK energy needs. Yet there is little or no evidence from National Grid that this proposal is the best economic and environmental method. The There are further issues with respect to the environmental impact of the cable coming ashore through the Coralline Crag. This environmental impact is then extended through the entire on-shore cable route all the way through to Friston.