East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

Received 19 January 2020
From Jane MacFarlane

Representation

I do not object to wind farms, as they generate the electricity needed. What I object to are the, mainly foreign, companies who appear to have looked at a map of East Anglia and planned the most convenient, i.e. cheapest, way to distribute the elctricity generated. In doing this, the fact that the map represents a living environment for people, ancient flora, fauna, birds and businesses, seems to have been treated as an inconvenience. When offshore substations can be used, why decimate unspoilt countryside with an initial building complex of approximately 97,200 square metres in size, with more to come, 11kms of cable trenches, destroying a fragile ecosystem. The transport infrastructure is already on overload, especially at peak periods, so the hundreds of extra vehicles would cause havoc, especially to the emergency services. Million as of business pounds generated by tourism in this area,will be threatened by not only traffic congestion but, who wants to holiday in the proposed Suffolk Coastal Energy Building site during the next 12- 15 years! In East Anglia, land is gradually being encroached by the sea, and with global warming, we should be aware that what is built may eventually be under water. We are a small island with finite countryside, once destroyed, it will not return, robbing future generations.