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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 20 January 2020
From Peter Bell
“I wish to object to this Scottish Power Renewables planning application, for the following reasons 1. Cumulative impact on local communities of up to 7 energy projects occurring consecutively over 12 to 15 years. 2. Unsuitability of the Thorpeness Cliffs as a site for landing cables. 3. Use of unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes the size of Wembley Stadium. 4. 11km of cable trenches, destroying environmentally sensitive areas. 5. Cable trenches and haul roads too close to residential homes. 6. Threat to wildlife and the important Sandlings Heath. 7. Severing the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB causing problems to migrating species and severing the wildlife corridor. 8. Destruction of ancient woodland, 9. Local road network unsuitable for the high traffic levels and increase in HGV traffic. 10. Emergency Services, Inevitable delays, endangering lives. 11. Impact on tourism. DMO reports traffic congestion and related issues would deter tourist from visiting the area. 12. Impact on businesses. Loss of trade, visitor income leading to social and economic decline.”