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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 21 January 2020
From Colin Westney
“Dear Examining Authority Re: East Anglia ONE North I wish to object to this ScottishPower Renewables planning application, for the following reasons: • Cumulative impact on local communities of up to 7 energy projects occurring consecutively over 12 to 15 years • Unsuitability and fragility of Thorpeness cliffs as site for landing cables • Use of unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes the size of Wembley Stadium • 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 • Local road network unsuitable for the high traffic levels and more HGVs • Increased traffic on roads, a danger to cyclists, drivers and residents • Impact on tourism. DMO report says traffic congestion and related issues would deter tourists from coming to the area. This would cause loss of trade and jobs leading to social and economic decline”