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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 25 January 2020
From Colin Stevens
“Having viewed the website for this project it is truly disconcerting that there is no reflection or consideration, compassion or respect shown on the impact on the local areas, the precious countryside, environment, habitat, nature, coastline, residents and communities. Why is it with all the UK coastline, so many energy projects are being concentrated in one area, an area of AONB, ruining our heritage and very fragile coastline, destroying our ancient woodland and precious countryside and impacting on our tourist economy, the life and blood of these communities. I wish to object to this Scottish Power Renewables planning application for the following reasons: 1. Too many projects occurring simultaneously over a period of 20 years having a cumulative impact on local communities 2. Eroding and fragile cliffs at Thorpeness unsuitable for landing cables. Prime example encroaching sea and loss of local coastline at Orford Lighthouse 3. Loss of vast amounts of unspoilt countryside and destruction of ancient woodland 4. Damaging the Suffolk Coastal and Heaths AONB and the wildlife that depend on the areas when migrating 5. Environmentally sensitive areas destroyed by cable trenches 6. Wildlife habitat threatened including Sandlings Heath 7. Light, noise and air pollution 8. Local narrow and winding country road networks unsuitable for high traffic levels and HGV’s. Between Woodbridge and Thorpeness very few HGV’s sighted and one tourist coach sighted at Stratford St. Andrew had come together with a tractor due to narrow roads 9. Increased traffic a danger to cyclists and residents and will delay emergency services endangering lives 10. All the aforementioned would deter tourists from visiting the local areas, which is their livelihood, resulting in loss of trade and economic and social decline 11. Why can’t the substations be built out at sea”