East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

Received 16 January 2020
From Mathilda Mallinson

Representation

I would like to specify I am heavily in favour of the development of offshore renewable energy facilities. But the integrity of these is lost if local countryside is destroyed in the process. The onshore infrastructure proposed for these projects would undermine the environmental benefits of the product. The same product could be developed with methods that are more considerate of the local community and environment. Some main concerns: - Cumulative impact on local communities of up to 7 energy projects occurring consecutively over 12 to 15 years - Threat to local wildlife - Severing the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB causing problems to migrating species and severing the wildlife corridor - Destruction of ancient woodland - 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)