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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 21 January 2020
From Ingrid Emsden-Fox
“Dear Examining Authority Re. EAST ANGLIA NORTH ONE (and EAST ANGLIA TWO) I wish to object to this Scottish Power Renewables planning application, for the following reasons; ** Cumulative impact on local communities of up to 7 energy projects occuring consecutively over 12-15 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 ** Substations dangerously close to and dominating a small village liable to flooding ** 11km of cable trenches, destroying environmentally sensitive areas ** Cable trenches and haul roads too close to residential homes ** 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 high traffic levels and more HGVs ** Light pollution, Suffolk's famous dark skies lost forever ** Noise pollution, Suffolk's famous peace and tranquillity lost ** Air pollution from traffic and trenches dug through Suffolk's lkight sandy soil which blows away, causing visibilty and heath issues ** Increased traffic on roads, a danger to residents and cyclists ** Emergency services will be delayed, which would endanger lives ** In the event of a nuclear incident the evacuation routes would be severely hampered ** Negative impact on tourism. DMO report says traffic congestion and related issues would deter tourists from coming to the area ** Negative impact on businesses, leading to loss of trade, loss of visitor income, loss of jobs leading to social and economic decline ** Permanent and temporary closure of PRoWs (footpaths, bridleways, byways and cycle paths).”