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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 19 January 2020
From Frances Cardy
“I note the representations made by SASES and Friston Parish Council and support and personally agree with all the issues raised in their submission. I live just 300 metres from the proposed sub-station site and less than 200 metres from the proposed haul-way I am extremely concerned by the proposals. My main areas of concern are as follows:- • The negative visual impact in respect of both the permanent and temporary loss of century’s old rural views. The cable route will remain a scar along its length for many years after the completion of the EA1N & EA2 cable installation especially as there is no commitment to remove the haul-way at the end of the works and there is an acknowledgement in the order that further projects are being lined up to utilise the National Grid facility at Friston. • The negative impact on the cultural heritage of this part of East Suffolk Noise – The permanent and temporary impact of the proposals. The figures that form part of the application appear to be somewhat arbitrary and questionable. • The disruption to the whole area especially during the construction and pre-construction stages with increased traffic movements of both heavy commercial vehicles and the construction activity itself. • Economic Impacts:- a) The permanent on-shore infrastructure, the temporary construction works, the disruption to traffic and the destruction of natural and built heritage will have a significant detrimental effect on tourism. b) The proposals will result in the loss of prime agricultural land at Friston and along the cable route will lead to economic loss. c) There will be virtually no jobs for local residents. d) The loss of value in residential properties in the vicinity of the development. The net economic impact is and will be wholly negative. • The design and scale of the substations along with the National Grid Facility and the unfathomable decision to locate it immediately adjacent to so many residential properties is a matter of grave concern. • The acknowledgement that the cable route is not to be sterilised for further cables to be laid confirms National Grid’s intention to develop the hub at Friston. The cumulative effect of these plus the probability of Sizewell C going ahead demands that the implication of these other developments be considered as part of this application to develop. • I am also concerned that the consultation process prior to the submission of the application has been little more than a sham and flawed tick box exercise. • Personal Impact –(Redacted) we realised that it would probably be a prudent decision to move to a location and property which would meet our future needs. Before putting matters in hand we were confronted by Scottish Power’s proposals for EA2 and EAN1. So we cannot sell and the valuations we have obtained are now less than the value we paid for it some 15 years ago. (Redacted) so the property is now totally unsuitable for our needs.”