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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 22 January 2020
From Antonia Owen
“Dear Examining Authority RE: EAST ANGLIA NORTH ONE (and EAST ANGLIA TWO) I wish to object to this ScottishPower Renewables planning application for the following reasons: * The unsuitability and fragility of Thorpeness Cliffs as a site for landing cables * The utilisation of unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes the size of Wembley Stadium * Substations dangerously close to a small village liable to flooding * 11Km of cable trenches destroying environmentally sensitive areas * Cable trenches and haul roads close to residential homes * The consequent threat to wildlife in general and to the Sandlings Heath and the Minsmere Bird Reserve; the severance of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths areas of outstanding natural beauty will cause problems to migrating species * The destruction of ancient woodland and ancient habitats * The local road network unsuitable for high traffic levels and heavy goods vehicles * Light and noise pollution * Increased traffic on roads, destroying rural tranquillity, increasing air pollution and representing a danger to cyclists and local residents * Major detrimental impact on tourism with loss of visitor income, trade and jobs leading to social and economic decline * Both permanent and temporary closure and/or destruction of public footpaths, bridleways, byways and cycle paths, including peaceful and attractive dog-walking areas Yours Antonia Owen”