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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 21 January 2020
From Jack Broom
“I am very concerned that the proposed site for the terminal to connect to the power grid is located very far inland from Thorpeness to Friston in areas of outstanding natural beauty, very close to the small village of Friston. The digging of the underground cable will cut an enormous swathe through the Suffolk Sandlings which is in itself a rare and important area for wild life, starting from fragile cliffs at Thorpeness. The proposed sub station at Friston on a green field site is enormous and will destroy much of the pleasure of this landscape for all nearby residents and the large tourist economy that this region has. There is much development of power, both nuclear and renewable located at nearby Sizewell with more nuclear developments likely with two new reactors called Sizewell C. The power grid from Sizewell will be heavily loaded. It could be said by some that this grid is or will be precariously overloaded with this additional input and it is likely, but not confirmed that an electrical interconnector will come in at Sizewell. Traffic needs of all types will be very high on very small rural roads which causes additional danger? Why is this power not coming ashore at a brown field nearer to where the power can be used in a highly populated area? Some, including MPs have suggest an offshore power 'ring main grid' to direct the power directly to where it is consumed. I am a supporter of offshore renewables, but plans for bringing the power ashore are muddled and replicated by different offshore power generators. This needs sorting so that there more of a national plan to bring this renewable power ashore where it is needed.”