Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

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Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

Received 19 July 2018
From John Hurst on behalf of Morton on the Hill Parish Council

Representation

Morton Parish Council believe that the site chosen for a construction storage compound immediately to the south of the junction of Marl Hill with the A1067 is not a suitable site for the following reasons:
1.Marl Hill is a particularly busy road which currently carries up to 4000 cars a day and this particular junction is both extremely busy and an accident black spot. The A1067 was closed due to an accident at this junction earlier this year and there are regular tail backs of traffic on Marl Hill caused by vehicles queuing to join the A1067.
2.Marl Hill regularly floods at two points leading up to the junction with the A1067 and during the winter of 2017/2018 both areas were under two feet of water during the months of December and January.
3. There is an Anglian Water mains water pipe, constructed of the old weaker material, just under the entrance to the proposed compound. This water main has a history of bursting just further up Marl Hill and we are concerned that it will not take the pressure of continual lorry movement into and out of the proposed site.
4. It will be much more difficult to reinstate this particular area owing to the amount of water that regularly flows down Marl Hill during wet weather.The overflow pipe from the road drain which passes under the proposed entrance is often blocked as it can only be cleared by pressure jetting the pipework.
Notwithstanding the fact that there is a vehicular width restriction at the top of Marl Hill this road is a very attractive short cut to the A47 for vehicles coming from the Norwich Northern Distributor Road. It is an extremely busy and fast road and there are regular tail backs of traffic leading up to the junction.
For all the above reasons Morton Parish Council believes it is a most unsuitable site for HGV's turning into and out of a construction and storage compound.