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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 20 January 2020
From Charlotte Dawson
“Dear Examining Authority, RE: EAST ANGLIA NORTH ONE I wish to object to this ScottishPower Renewables planning application, for the following reasons: - Increasing impact on local communities of up to 7 energy projects taking place consecutively over 12 to 15 years ? Unsuitability and fragility of Thorpeness Cliffs as a site for landing cables ? Use of unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes the size of Wembley Stadium ? Substations dangerously close and dominating a small village liable to flooding ? 11Km of cable trenches, destroying environmentally sensitive areas ? Threat to wildlife and the important Sandlings Heath ? Severing the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB causing problems to migrating species and severing the wildlife corridor ? Destruction of ancient woodland ? Light pollution which will mean Suffolk’s famous dark skies are lost ? Noise pollution which means Suffolk’s famous peace and tranquillity will be lost ? Air pollution from traffic and trenches dug through Suffolk’s light sandy soil which blows/runs away, causing visibility hazard and health issues ? Increased traffic on roads, a danger to cyclists and residents ? Emergency Services. Inevitable delays endangering lives ? In event of a Nuclear incident the evacuation routes would be severely hampered ? Impact on tourism. DMO report says traffic congestion and related issues would deter tourists from coming to the area which will then impact on local businesses. Loss of trade, visitor income, jobs leading to social and economic decline. Thanks Charlotte”