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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm
Received 16 January 2020
From Brigitte D'Angelo Turnbull
“? Concern of cumulative impact on local communities of up to 7 energy projects occurring consecutively over 12 to 15 years ? Use of unspoilt countryside at Friston for huge substation up to 18m high with complexes the size of Wembley Stadium ? Substations dangerously close and dominating a small village liable to flooding. Flooding progressively worsening with climate crisis ? 11Km of cable trenches, destroying environmentally sensitive areas ? Cable trenches and haul roads too close to residential homes. ? Threat to wildlife and the important Sandlings Heath ? Severing the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB causing problems to migrating species and severing the wildlife corridor ? Destruction of ancient woodland which the woodland trust says councils are ignoring guidance issued in 2018 which states permission for development should be refused unless there are wholly exceptional reasons ? Local road network unsuitable for the high traffic levels and more HGVs ? Light pollution. Suffolk’s famous dark skies lost forever ? Noise pollution. Suffolk’s famous peace and tranquillity lost ? Air pollution from traffic and trenches dug through Suffolk’s light sandy soil which blows/runs away, causing visibility hazard and health issues ? Increased traffic on roads, a danger to cyclists and residents. ? Emergency Services. Inevitable delays endangering lives ? In event of a Nuclear incident the evacuation routes would be severely hampered ? Impact on tourism. DMO report says traffic congestion and related issues would deter tourists from coming to the area ? Impact on businesses. Loss of trade, visitor income, jobs leading to social and economic decline ? Permanent and temporary closure of PRoWs (footpaths, bridleways, byways and cycle paths) - I understand it is possible to have a ring main at sea which could take the power direct to brownfield sites. It is ridiculous that the countryside can be lost forever in renewable energy plans - where is the overall plan for the future?”