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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 21 January 2020
From Nicholas Matthew
“I wish to object to this ScottishPower Renewables planning application, for the following reasons: There is already instability on the Thorpeness coastline which needs no further exacerbating. The cliffs at Thorpeness are unsuitable and too fragile a site for landing cables. The use of unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes the size of Wembley Stadium is totally unacceptable and will ruin the surrounding areas. These substations are dangerously close and would totally dominate a small village already liable to flooding. The proposed 11Km of cable trenches will almost certainly destroy environmentally sensitive areas. Not to mention the cable trenches and haul roads too close to residential homes. There is a clear and unquestionable threat to wildlife and the important Sandlings Heath and by severing the Suffolk Coast and Heaths' AONB, this will almost certainly cause problems to migrating species and severing the wildlife corridor. And the destruction of ancient woodland. The local road network is resolutely unsuitable and ill prepared for the high traffic levels and more HGVs. Light pollution is going to be a huge issue, Suffolk’s famous dark skies will be lost and noise pollution will also cause Suffolk’s famous peace and tranquillity to be lost. Air pollution from traffic and trenches dug through Suffolk’s light sandy soil which blows/runs away will cause visibility hazard and health issues. The increased traffic on roads will be both a danger to cyclists and residents alike. The Emergency Services will struggle in the face of HGVs. Inevitable delays will endanger lives. And the permanent and temporary closure of PRoWs (footpaths, bridleways, byways and cycle paths) will cause extreme inconvenience to local residents and visitors. Kind regards, Nicholas Matthew”