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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm
Received 25 January 2020
From Jane Clouston
“I wish to object to this Scottish Power Renewables planning application, for the following reasons: - Cumulative impact on local communities of up to 7 energy projects occurring consecutively over 12-15yrs. - Unsuitability and fragility of Thorpeness Cliffs as site for landing cables - Use of unspoilt countryside at friction for substation complexes the size of Wembley Stadium - Substations dangerously close and dominating a small village liable to flooding - 11 Km 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 list - Noise pollution. Suffolk's famous peace and tranquillity lost - Air pollution from traffic and reaches 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 Nuclear event 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 footpaths, bridleways, byways and cycle paths (PRoWs)”