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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 20 January 2020
From Adrian Duffield
“I object to ScottishPower's planning application in the strongest possible terms for two main reasons: - environmentally, it is simply unacceptable. The cliff north of Thorpeness are very unstable and will further collapse if the cabling comes onshore there. The local environment is also very fragile and sensitive as demonstrated by the number of nature reserves as well as Sandlings Heath. Any further industrial developments with the associated pollution will destroy irreplaceable flora and fauna, and - the communications - one single road and one single railway track - are simply unable to sustain any further additional traffic. Any increases will effectively bring the whole area to a halt, have a major environmental impact and damage the vitally important tourist industry, which will lead to social-economic decline. I have no objects to off shore windfarms but the cabling should not come ashore in environmentally sensitive regions with remote poor communications which are dependent on tourism. Bring the cabling ashore in industrialised areas nearer to where the energy is required.”