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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 22 January 2020
From Charles Scott
“I wish to object to this Scottish Power Renewables planning application, for the following reasons: ? Cumulative impact on local communities of un-interrelated energy projects occurring consecutively or sequentially over the next 12 to 15 years and the ostensible lack of involvement of the primary participant in the distribution process, the National Grid, in the planning process. - The lack of a coherent strategic plan to interrelate the connection of multiple energy sources ? Unsuitability and fragility of Thorpeness Cliffs as site for landing cables - Offshore hub could rationalise the sources whilst protecting the endangered coast line ? Use of unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes of as yet indeterminate size ? 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 including the wildlife corridors ? Destruction of ancient woodland ? Local road network unsuitable for the high traffic levels and often too narrow for HGVs - Grave risk of collisions and other accidents and of injury to the elderly and children in seeking to cross A 1094 Saxmundham Rd and B1122 Leiston Rd ? Light and noise pollution. Suffolk’s famed for its dark skies and peace and tranquility ? Air pollution from traffic petrol diesel and rubber fumes/particulates and associated health hazards. ? Emergency Services. Inevitable delays potentially endangering lives ? In event of a Nuclear incident the evacuation routes would be severely hampered ? Impact on tourism. Traffic congestion and related issues would deter tourists from coming to the area. ? Impact on local independent businesses. Loss of trade, visitor income and jobs leading to social and economic decline. ? Permanent and temporary closure of footpaths, bridleways, byways and cycle paths - Deleterious effect of the influx of a substantial workforce from outside the area on the socio economic structures of the resident population. -Requirement of additional policing and security to ameliorate consequent frictions.”