East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

Received 24 January 2020
From Tim Rowan-Robinson

Representation

RE: EAST ANGLIA TWO WIND FARM I fully support the development of offshore wind energy, however I strongly object to this application from Scottish Power Renewables for the following reasons: 1. It is totally illogical to consider this application in isolation from all the other energy projects currently being planned for the Friston/Sizewell area. There is no evidence to suggest that such consideration has been given. A joined up strategy is required before individual projects can be properly considered. 2. The economy of the area is very heavily dependent on tourism. Research from the Suffolk Coast DMO clearly shows the negative impact on businesses and jobs in the area. 3. The destruction of wonderful countryside (some in the AONB), wildlife and ancient woodland is a price we should not pay. 4. Sufficient consideration has not been given to alternative locations for linking with the grid. It appears that ease and cost are the dominant criteria for the site that has ben chosen. 5. Noise, air and light pollution will have a negative effect of the tranquillity, fresh air and dark skies for which the area is known and the reason why so many visitors are attracted to it. 6. The local road network is completely inadequate for the amount of HGV and other traffic that these projects would demand. This applies to the A12 and all roads approaching the development sites. 7. The risk to the future of Thorpeness, one of East Anglia's gems, through undermining the cliffs and the scale of development work in a very small village. My overriding objection to this proposal is that it is made without reference to the other energy projects being planned. The choice of location for the onshore substations appears to be made without due consideration of the long term cost to the area through destruction of the local economy which is dependent on tourism which, itself, is based on the natural assets of the area that these projects would destroy. The Government must produce a new energy strategy before any of these projects are considered.