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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 16 January 2020
From Amanda Taylor
“Dear Examining Authority RE: East Anglia North One While in favour of renewable energy, in this instance I wish to object in the strongest terms to this Scottish Power Renewables planning application for the following reasons: - There are far better alternative solutions available making use of brownfield sites and offshore hubs and ring mains. - I do not feel that there has been enough, if any, joined up thinking about the cumulative adverse impact on the local communities of up to seven energy projects occurring consecutively over 12 to 15 years. - I do not think that the fragility of the local coastline, the seasonal flooding, the ongoing erosion, the potential rise in sea level has been adequately considered - these alone make this an unsuitable area for landing cables and building substations. - I am worried about the effect on wildlife - this will sever the Suffolk Coast and Heathers AONB causing problems to migrating species and severing the wildlife corridor and destroying ancient woodland - I am deeply worried about the potential noise, light and air pollution - I am deeply worried about the impact on tourism and local businesses and thus our local economy which relies on the beauty of our unspoilt Heritage Coast. - I am worried about the closure of PRoWs. - I am deeply worried about what would happen in the event of a Nuclear incident - evacuation routes could be seriously hampered. - It just feels like ScottishPower has no real sense or understanding of this area at all. I could go on and on but I imagine I will not be the only person making these points as they are so obvious. Thank you for taking the time to read them Yours sincerely Amanda Taylor”