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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 24 January 2020
From Nicholas Hubbard
“I wish to express my objections to the Scottish Power Renewables planning application for the following reasons: • It is clear that such a development will badly affect both tourism and wildlife in the Sandlings as well as the quality of life of local people. • The placing of such a large and obtrusive development within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is unacceptable and sets a dangerous precedent for the future. • Serious damage will be caused to our fragile coastal environment. Wildlife areas and paths will be disturbed, just at a time when environmental warming requires a thoughtful and sensitive approach to habitat conservation. • The development will cause irreparable damage to our local designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. • There have been inadequate studies of the serious effect of the proposals on the landscape in the area, as well as the increased traffic affecting local infrastructure and the very size of the development itself. • The length of 12 to 15 years for the project and the disruptions caused are likely to have an adverse effect on tourism, which is a major source of work and revenue in the area. • These disruptions will in turn have a serious impact on local businesses, leading to serious economic decline in the area.”