East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

Received 15 January 2020
From Michael Hall

Representation

Whilst fully supporting the nation's needs for sustainable electricity generation I strongly object to the plans of Scottish Energy to bring ashore the electricity generated off shore at Thorpeness and to then destroy a very valuable countryside by cutting across country to Friston and there establish a vast transmission station. Clearly there has been a total breakdown by government and planning authorities in joined up thinking and we the residents of Suffolk are being asked to sacrifice our beautiful AOB because no one has thought through the fact that whilst the North Sea provides a perfect and cheap location for the windfarms HOW DO WE GET THE POWER THEY GENERATE TO WHERE IT IS NEEDED? I understand that there is already a similar problem in Norfolk and the government can expect further battles in counties further North as the demand continues to grow. This is not just a Scottish Energy problem and I submit that it is a Government and it's subsidiary the National Grid's problem which they should have recognised and solved BEFORE selling expensive development contracts with many more in the pipeline. There is also a rumour of plans for a new supply from the continent to come ashore in the same area to add to the misery for years to come. It is my belief that the only reasonable solution in the short term is for the Government to insist that Sizewell despite its protestations be made to make room for these developments and then to look at other 'industrial' landfall sites such as Bradwell where National Grid Power lines already exist.