East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

Received 13 January 2020
From The Chadwicks

Representation

In addition to the responses we made at earlier stages of the Consultations relating to this proposal we would make the following points. Despite some modifications and scaling down of some elements of the onshore cabling route and substations since the final public consultation, Scottish Power Renewables continue to ignore the views expressed by Suffolk County Council, East Suffolk District Council, 32 local Town and Parish Councils and the people who live in this beautiful part of the world. All of those bodies and communities have told SPR that Friston is not the place to build substations for connecting East Anglia Two and East Anglia One North to the National Grid. If landfall must be made between Thorpeness and Sizewell it would be much more sensible to site the substations at Sizewell, where other infrastructure already despoils the immediate vicinity. The proposed cable route unnecessarily ploughs through seven miles of our fragile and unique landscape. It will badly damage the area, destroying much of it very long term and permanently blight Friston and the surrounds. Although not a locally designated landscape our peaceful and beautiful countryside will be lost. The tranquil village and its setting disfigured forever. Narrowing the cable route where it crosses the B1122 in Aldringham at Gypsy Lane and Fitches Lane will still destroy many mature trees and damage and disturb the wildlife corridor of which this area is part. The setting of Listed Building Aldringham Court will still be adversely affected. Whilst the routing is being done it will make the lives of the people who live in Fitches Lane very unpleasant. This small part of east Suffolk is being bombarded with proposals relating to energy infrastructure. It is totally unrealistic to expect the residents and visitors to the area to contend with those potential developments. We hope the Planning Inspectorate will take an overall view of all the proposed energy infrastructure development in this part of east Suffolk and dismiss this application for development consent.