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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 17 January 2020
From Diane Stroud
“I like to declare: - my interest as a frequent visitor of Friston, and - my support for the representations of SASES and Friston Parish Council I strongly support wind power in principle, but not its implementation at overwhelming cost to the environment and society. More thought and planning would avoid these costs, through coordination of power projects and use of brownfield, coastal locations for necessary onshore infrastructure. My concerns relate to both the permanent impact of this project and to construction issues and I wish to object to Scottish Power Renewables planning application for the following reasons: 1. The cumulative impact of Sizewell C, National Grid Ventures interconnections and the need for further connections due to the expansion of the Galloper and Gabbard wind farms - which are uncoordinated. 2. Inadequate review of the initial selection process by Scottish Power and the National Grid, resulting in the selection of a rural village several miles inland as a site for infrastructure for an off-shore power project. 3. Increased flood risk due to the position and scale of this project uphill from the village, where there are frequent problems. Proposed new drainage ponds will not mitigate the many acres of concrete and will not compensate for the loss of existing field drainage. 4. Pollution: noise and light pollution affecting the village, and impact on air quality. 5. Heritage: The clash and impact on local rural heritage, which includes numerous listed buildings, and loss of agricultural land usage. 6. Proximity to the population of the Village 7. Personal loss of use of footpaths. 8. Financial impacts: loss of equity to those who own property in the village, which would be substantially devalued. 9. Blight on the ancient rural and landscape of Friston and all along the proposed cable corridors from the coast, at great cost to both tourist and agricultural amen 10. Traffic impacts on Friston and other villages from maintenance and staffing of these sites, long after the construction period is over.”