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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 21 January 2020
From Bridget Barclay
“Cumulative effect of up to 7 energy projects is too much on communities and the local environment. Fragility of eroding Thorpeness cliff is a danger to public and homes. One fatality about 2 years ago. Spread of industrial energy development inland to rural Friston. Cable trenches and haul routes destroying habitats and too close to residential areas. Construction activity would intrude into tourist activities and reduce visitor numbers to coast attractions. Permanent closure of countryside rights of way including closure of footpath crossings on the local rail lines. A link main needs to collect all the energy from wind farms and run undersea from the Suffolk and Norfolk coast to lead to the Thames estuary for landfall well away from ho 1 Damage to aquifers in Aldringham 2 Damage to aquatic environment in Aldringham 3 Lack of serious survey of rare insect populations in Aldringham, including glow worms and stag beetles in the vicinity of the trenching, leaving rare are fragmented local populations at risk of functional extinction 4 Inadequate road capacity 5 Loss of forage and habitat for rare and endangered species of bird, mammal, insect, reptile and amphibian in the vicinity of the trenches in Aldringham 6 Damage to archaeological sites in Aldringham 7 Loss of tourism and huge blow to local economy 8 Renewable energy should not be at the cost of what it is meant to preserve.”