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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 22 January 2020
From Tim Scotchmer
“Challenge to Scottish Power Renewables EA1N & EA2 Offshore Wind-farms offer one of the better alternative methods of energy currently available. Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) project to construct EA1N and EA2 is welcome as an alternative source of energy. However examination of SPR documentation and discussion at their exhibitions have not in my opinion taken into account all the factors. There are objections to SPR application discovered by close examination of their proposals plus lack of information until diligent investigation completed by local objectors. The reasons for my objections are on the following points, which should be examined or re-examined by The National Planning Inspectorates (PINS) before any decision on the application is approved: - • Insufficient planning regarding impact on the local community – - Continuous construction active for up to 15 years. A fact not clearly identified by SPR in any public meeting or exhibition. - Not only SPR but at least 7 other Wind-farm projects using the same facilities terminating at proposed landside (map ref. TM47/60). Not disclosed by SPR. - Disruption to 3 village communities causing ecological, environmental and health problems. - Disruption to 3 roads B1069;1122 & 1353; main service route to the villages and major town in the area. - Massive HGV and Construction traffic using these roads, not suitable or sustainable. - SPR estimate 200 HGV movements per day increase on A12 and A1094 roads plus Sizewell Nuclear C site movements an additional hazard. • Landside terminate point (map ref. TM47/60) subject to dangerous landslide recently – - Recent fatality adjacent to landside terminal site - Heavy construction & HGV equipment unsuitable and unsustainable in immediate area. - Construction personnel subject to cliff collapse and possible fatalities. - Re-examine as alternative terminal point map ref. TM47/64 with route through TM45/64 & 42/62. Less interference to Communities plus danger from Cliff collapse. - Evacuation in event of Nuclear incident at Sizewell access roads from A12 not restricted. • Tourist industry effected by disruption – - Major impact on a financial asset to the community. - Road network in area restricted by excavation work inconvenient to tourist traffic. - Ancient woodland, countryside access routes e.g. bridle-paths etc. destroyed. - Damage to the wildlife environment, ecology and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with loss of many endangered species and wildlife. • RAMSAR site – internationally designated location. - Recognised as a significant wetland habitat for migrating species. - Damage to wildlife environment and ecology. - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with loss of many endangered wildlife. • Heavy construction of Sub-station and cable routing will bring high level of pollution to the village communities within current planning application at a time when U.K. are Globally attempting to reduce climate change. Ecological and environment terms must be restricted. The current plan exceeds, in my view, acceptable standards. Tim Scotchmer, [Redacted] 22 Jan 2020”