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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 23 January 2020
From Lynne Walker
“I am extremely concerned about the cumulative impact on local communities, many of which are within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, of up to 7 energy projects occurring consecutively over 12 to 15 years. Specific concerns include: * The unsuitability of the road network to absorb the volume of HGV construction traffic and consequent noise, disruption and diesel/petrol pollution created by huge increase in volume of traffic. * Increased traffic on roads causing dangers to cyclists and residents * Use of unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes with substations dangerously close to and dominating a small village * Multiple kms of cable trenches, destroying environmentally sensitive areas and too close to residential homes. * The threat to wildlife and the important Sandlings Heath * Severing the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB causing problems to migrating species and severing the wildlife corridor * Destruction of ancient woodland * Light pollution. Suffolk’s famous dark skies lost * The impact on tourism, a vital part of the economic survival of small towns such as Aldeburgh, as traffic congestion and related issues could deter tourists from coming to the area. The potential loss of trade, visitor income and jobs leading to possible social and economic decline * Permanent and temporary closure of footpaths, bridleways, byways and cycle paths”