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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 22 January 2020
From Aldeburgh Society
“The Aldeburgh Society is a civic society devoted to protecting the urban environment in the historic coastal town of Aldeburgh. We are concerned about the many major infrastructure projects, and SPR EAN1 and EA2 in particular, which have the potential negatively to impact Aldeburgh and its coast. The Society is in favour of renewable energy but concerned about the absence of coherent planning for implementation of the various projects. On behalf of the Aldeburgh Society I request that the Society be registered as an interested party and I wish to object to this Scottish Power Renewables planning application for the following reasons: • Cumulative impact on local communities of excessive number of energy projects being planned to occur concurrently over 10-15 years • Proposed landfall in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and threat to wildlife and important Sandlings Heath • Local road network unsuitable for high traffic levels and number of HGV movements • Increased traffic on roads, a danger to cyclists and residents • Impact on tourism. This large construction project would deter tourists from coming to the area • Impact on businesses. Loss of trade, visitor income, jobs, leading to social and economic decline. • The SPR wind farms and their onshore installations pose a threat of significant industrialisation locally with the building of large new electrical substations or interconnectors and 60m wide cable trenches dividing the AONB in half. • We have been informed that apart from on-site disruption the delivery of construction materials will necessitate up to 750 lorries to the area every day. • The current plans for delivering that energy have been poorly thought through, would cause destruction of countryside and rare habitats, would make life much more difficult for residents and pose a serious risk of harm to the area’s important tourist trade. Regards Katherine Mackie Chair Aldeburgh Society”