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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm
Received 25 January 2020
From Helen Sydney Graham
“Dear Examining Authority RE: EAST ANGLIA TWO As a permanent resident of Thorpeness, I wish to object to this ScottishPower Renewables planning application, for the following reasons: ? Cumulative impact on local communities of up to 7 energy projects occurring consecutively over 12 to 15 years ? Unsuitability and fragility of Thorpeness Cliffs as site for landing cables. (A man has already been killed due to the cliff collapsing on 14th January 2017) ? Use of unspoilt countryside at Friston for substation complexes the size of Wembley Stadium ? 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 ? Local road network unsuitable for the high traffic levels and more HGVs ? Light pollution. Suffolk’s famous dark skies lost ? 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 and parking on roads. Where are the workers on the project going to park? In the village of Thorpeness at a guess, thereby making parking for residents and visitors impossible. ? Emergency Services. Inevitable delays endangering lives ? In the event of a Nuclear incident the evacuation routes would be severely hampered ? Long term damage to Thorpeness’s role as a year round tourist destination and a decline in employment not only for long time permanent employees but also for the many students who work during the summer at The Dolphin, The Country Club, The Meare Tea Shop, The Kitchen and The Golf Club. ? 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, bridleway, byways and cycle paths), again, leading to decline in visitors who come to walk their dogs, bird watch and generally view the wildlife and sea vistas. Yours sincerely “Helen Sydney Graham””