East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

Received 16 January 2020
From Robert Brock

Representation

I have serious concerns about whether the views of local residents have been properly considered in the consultation and preliminary processes in respect of the substation, interlocks and associated infrastructure. The proposed location of the substation at Friston ignores all of the alternative options, the enormous and permanent damage to the local environment and the costs to the already fragile local economy. To connect the offshore wind farm to the substation will also involve enormous and permanent damage to the local environment, possible flooding due to the damage to natural sea defences and wildlife will be displaced. I am not opposed to the principal of offshore wind farms and I recognise that the country needs to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, but the route to bring the power ashore needs to be properly evaluated and non-sensitive sites used instead. Finally the traffic plan is ill-considered: The additional load on roads surrounding the site will be intolerable during the years of construction. The existing roads are not designed for such traffic and there is little evidence of due consideration given to the confluence of traffic serving other major infrastructure projects currently planned for this part of East Suffolk.