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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 18 January 2020
From Brodie Bibby
“I believe people are not aware of the all the key issues these proposed works will bring: The trenches to bring the cabling to Friston will be driven 8 miles across beautiful ANOB countryside from the lovely village of Thorpeness. These trenches will be as wide as the M25. Initially SPR led the communities to believe that this construction would be a one off but it now appears that the second trench is likely to follow on after the first so we could be looking at possibly 8 years of mammoth construction. The cliffs at Thorpeness are incredibly fragile and very likely to collapse under the power driving and drilling, potentially leading to the flooding of Thorpeness. The ancient woodlands at Aldringham are to be felled. In addition SPR have finally admitted that there is a strong possibility that Friston will be even more liable to flooding in the future as they cover the 50 acre site with concrete, the site actually sits at a higher level than the village and so the water will inevitably flow into the heart of the village The constructions are within meters of the village church and houses. The closest such construction to human habitation in the UK. 18 metres high, meaning that they will tower above the church and be visible and heard from a great distance, the Sailor's path for instance. SPR's and importantly National Grid's plans ignore the fact that the roads in the area are narrow and already quite tortuous. They ignore that the emergency services from Ipswich will be unlikely to arrive in time to save lives or the care workers who are vital for many of the elderly members of the communities in this area cannot possibly do their rounds in the allocated times. They ignore that tourism to Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Snape, and the surrounding villages will be seriously impacted for many, many years to come. They ignore the impact of a combination of Sizewell C and SPR projects on the infrastructure of one of the most unspoilt areas of England.”