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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 23 January 2020
From Angela Aldred
“I wish to object to this ScottishPower Renewables planning application, for my following reasons: .Damage and the destruction to an area which is recognised as of natural beauty. .Unsuitability and fragility of Thorpeness Cliffs as site for landing cables. This is evidenced after a gentleman died when the cliff collapsed beneath him in 2017. .Cumulative impact on local communities of up to seven energy projects occurring consecutively over twelve to fifteen years. .Substations dangerously close and dominating a small village liable to flooding. .It will cause the loss of hedgerows and woodland areas, affecting the retention of topsoil and increasing the likelihood of flooding which is already a problem on the access roads. .The threat to wildlife including Red deer in which SPR’s plans will destroy their habitats and force them to relocate with potentially devastating consequences. They may be culled or if forced to relocate as they are territorial will be forced to fight clashing antlers and injure themselves. .Threat to wildlife including birds and reptiles (the latter of which have already been relocated in Kenton Hills). Our famous birds unique to this area include the Bitterns, Nightjars and Marsh Harriers. There are numerous others not mentioned. .Destruction of ancient woodland - at least one of these trees is reported to be in The Doomsday Book .As a result of the work being conducted I believe the disruption and destruction will adversely affect tourism which will have a negative impact on the local economy and community. This could affect the Suffolk area for twelve to fifteen years if all seven energy projects are approved. .Light pollution. Suffolk is famous for its dark skies and these will be lost. .Noise pollution. Suffolk is a place of peace and tranquility- this will be lost. .In the event of a Nuclear incident the evacuation routes would be severely hampered endangering lives. .Permanent and temporary closure of PRoWs (footpaths, bridle was, byways and cycle paths). .This includes the famous Suffolk Sandlings Walk through Suffolk coast and Heaths. .Local road network unsuitable for the high traffic levels and more HGV’s. .Air pollution from traffic and trenches through Suffolk’s light sandy soil which blows/runs away causing health issues and hazards to persons and wildlife. .Local amenities already under pressure ie doctors and schools, where are additional workers and families going to go? .The threat to migrating species and severing the wildlife corridor from damage/severance to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB - this includes the famous Berwick’s Swan, unique to this area.”