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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm
Received 09 January 2020
From Margaret Fife
“I have lived in beautiful, peaceful Friston for 14 years. With this proposed project not only will we be living far too close to a huge and ugly construction of ironmongery but we will be unable to enjoy the countryside and in particular walking across the fields and footpaths. We are told that there will be high security lighting on 24 hours a day which will be intrusive and unacceptable and there will be a dull tonality from the transformers and their cooling fans. There should be NO discernible noise from the substations in any form by day or night. With noise and light, nocturnal animals will be greatly affected and indeed some may disappear. Of great concern is our loss of equity and financial implications. Houses here have retained their value in recent years, but we fear that prices will drop considerably and arising from that financial plans for our ageing population will be under threat. At present there is inadequate drainage infrastructure in Friston and with the recent flooding we have experienced serious problems. The provision of "drainage pools" at the site will pose an even greater threat as their drainage route is right into the centre of the village. We totally support the representations made by SASES and Friston Parish Council and indeed some of these comments may have been made by them already. However, I do urge you to consider my views. Margaret Fife I have lived in Friston for 14 years and enjoyed a peaceful country life. I fully support the representations being made by SASES and Friston Parish Council and doubtless some of the comments I make will have been made already. Friston is a lively village, full of community spirit and a great place to live. Walking the footpaths along or beside fields is now threatened and the visual impact of a HUGE construction of ironmongery will sever our tranquil and deeply rural countryside. Mitigation planting is questionable as it will take the minimum of twenty years for anything to grow substantially or indeed hide such a construction. We fear the security lighting (which may be motion sensitive) will not only obliterate the night sky but will disrupt chase away any nocturnal creatures. Similarly the tonality of the transformers and their cooling fans is a cause for concern. There should be no discernible noise or light from the substations or other buildings by day or night. At present there is inadequate drainage to cope with flooding in the village, and the proposed "drainage pools" give cause for major concern as their drainage route runs directly into the centre of the village. Please take note of all these comments in your deliberations. Margaret Fife”