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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 13 January 2020
From Mya Manakides
“13 January 2020 Dear Sirs/Madame, East Anglia One North As a Suffolk resident in the village of Friston, I would like to register as an interested party with regards to Scottish Power Renewable’s proposal for the onshore infrastructure project for East Anglia One North. Every aspect of the onshore proposal is potentially highly damaging to the area’s environment, economy and well-being. It makes land fall at a very sensitive bit of coastline; it ploughs through the countryside with the equivalent of a 6-lane motorway to reach farmland adjacent to a rural village; it proposes to construct a massive industrial complex on farmland adjacent to a residential area. • Inappropriate Function/zoning. The proposals would bring a massive energy hub development within 250 metres of the village of Friston on currently agricultural land which has been farmed for generations. This is not an industrial or brownfield site. • Context. The development will be within the setting of a number of listed buildings including the grade II* listed church. • Scale. The development is far too large to be so close to the village of Friston. Given the proximity it will have a visual impact on the village which cannot be mitigated by landscape design. • Flooding. Parts of the village of Friston are currently susceptible to flooding and the development will have an adverse impact on the drainage system of the village irrespective of the development’s proposals for a rainwater retention system. • Light Pollution. The scale of the development is similar in size to the foot print of the existing village and will bring unacceptable levels of light pollution in areas which are currently free from artificial light. • Noise. The proximity of the development to the village will bring unacceptable levels of background noise decremental to the wellbeing of the residents. • Foot Paths. The development will cut across historical rights of way which cannot be diverted onto countryside but onto roads. • Cumulative Effect & Expansion. There are a number of additional proposed future developments currently being considered for the site and area. The cumulative impact of these developments has not been considered or addressed. • Time Scale. Scottish Power’s proposals are being submitted as two separate DCO applications. Construction could be sequential. • Well-being. The area where the development is proposed has an aging population and their well-being is and will continue to be affected. • Transport. The construction of the sub-stations and the cable tunnelling will create an unacceptable degree of additional traffic to the existing road networks. • Location & The Consultation Process. The consultation process did not clarify why the site adjacent to Friston was the optimum location for the sub-stations. It has never been clear why similar sites also near the overhead power cables but not so close to the village could not be considered. Kind regards Mya Manakides [Redacted]”