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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm
Received 21 January 2020
From [Mirriam] Jan MacKenzie
“We, in this area, have had up to seven energy projects occurring consecutively over 12 - 15 years. The cumulative impact of this has already been felt. This new projects plans to use unspoilt countryside, will destroy ancient woodland,will sever the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and will consequently be a considerable threat to wildlife and the important Sandlings Heath. Thorpeness cliffs are fragile and are therefore unsuitable as a site for landing cables and the vast length land to be dug for cable trenches will destroy environmentally sensitive areas. Communities will also suffer with the building of substations close to a small village and the increase in traffic - especially HGVs - along small unsuitable roads. The increase of traffic on such roads will lead to problems for the emergency services gaining access to accidents and, in the event of a nuclear accident, evacuation routes would be severely hampered. Pollution will also be evident. Suffolk will lose its famous dark skies and its peace and tranquillity. Air pollution will be the inevitable result of increased traffic and the digging of trenches in the sandy soil. There will be a major impact on tourism - the DMO report states that traffic congestion and related issues deter tourists. For tourists and locals alike is the problem and inconvenience of the closure of PRoWs. I am an ardent supporter of renewable energy - but not in cases like this when the damage inflicted on local residents and wildlife is so severe. Jan MacKenzie”