East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

Received 25 January 2020
From Kirsty Dixon

Representation

I am concerned over the decision to build a large, unsightly substation at and around the village of Friston. I have been a regular visitor to the area over the last nine year and the highlight of these visits is the quiet tranquility and picturesque views that will be destroyed by firstly the building and then the running of the substations. Whilst I support the development of renewable energy such as the offshore windfarm, I question the decision to destroy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful area around Friston, with one of the largest substations in Europe. This area is currently occupied by multiple Grade II listed buildings, some of which date back to the 13th century. The area around Friston is home to deer that graze in the fields that will be destroyed by this substations, as well as animals such as stoats, toads and a wealth of birdlife. A combination of removing their habitats and using heavy machinery to build this substation will almost certainly eradicate this wildlife, reducing more of our valuable countryside to being ecologically dead. Furthermore, the building of this substation will ruin the value of property in these villages, removing the chances of further inwards investment from people moving to the area and almost certainly reducing the current spending in the local area as people choose to move away to escape the disruption that the building of this substation will cause.