East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

Received 24 January 2020
From Penny Robertson

Representation

I am so saddened & shocked by this application & the plans for the area I have lived in for the last 25 years. * The unsuitability & fragility of Thorpeness Cliffs as a site for landing cables * The utilisation of productive farmland & unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes the size of Wembley Stadium * Substations dangerously close to a small village that is liable to flooding * 11Km of cable trenches destroying environmentally sensitive areas * Cable trenches & haul roads close to residential homes * The consequent threat to wildlife in general and to the Sandlings Heath and the Minsmere Bird Reserve; the severance of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths areas of outstanding natural beauty will cause problems to migrating species * The destruction of ancient woodland & ancient habitats  * The local road network unsuitable for high traffic levels & heavy goods vehicles  * Light and noise pollution  * Increased traffic on roads, destroying rural tranquillity, increasing air pollution & representing a danger to cyclists and local residents * Major detrimental impact on tourism with loss of visitor income, trade & jobs leading to social and economic decline  * Both permanent and temporary closure &/or destruction of public footpaths, bridleways, byways & cycle paths, including peaceful & attractive dog-walking areas.