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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 24 January 2020
From Mark Hopkins
“Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to vehemently object to the current development proposals because of the location at which the cables are currently proposed to be brought onshore i.e., at the Thorpeness cliffs. The movement and operation of heavy plant and machinery, drilling, vibration and construction activities in general will adversely impact the stability of, and will cause damage to, the Thorpeness cliffs, thereby significantly exacerbating and increasing the already existing threat of further coastal erosion (and ultimately the future of the village of Thorpeness itself). This simply cannot be in the interests of either the Environment Agency or East Suffolk Council. I therefore implore you to take account of my objection - as an owner of a beachfront property in Thorpeness and someone who has observed the Thorpeness cliffs and coastal erosion for over 50 years. Rather than solely being an objector, I would like to bring forward the suggestion that if indeed cables are to be brought onshore, then this be done at Sizewell or, as a fallback, south of Thorpeness, between Thorpeness and Aldeburgh, where there are no cliffs. This would not only eliminate damage to the Thorpeness cliffs (and ultimately Thorpeness) as a result of the development project, but also would have the benefit of being considerably less costly due to the reduced extent of drilling that would be required. Thanking you for your consideration. Yours sincerely, Mark Hopkins.”