Norfolk Vanguard

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Norfolk Vanguard

Received 08 August 2018
From Jenny Smedley on behalf of Phil Harper-Lewis

Representation

Like most residents we thought we'd found a nice peaceful village to live
in, with far reaching views and pleasant land undulations, which make
Breckland a beautiful place. Our village has already been blighted by one
substation and now we're expected to have another 2, 4.5 times the size of
the first one. How can it be acceptable to put such a massive industrial
structure right in the middle of several communities on the highest point in
the area? Vattenfall's own documents say it's too big and cannot be
mitigated by planting. The pollution and destruction this project will cause
both offshore, and at landfall, and then for 60km across country, through
hundreds of roads and rivers, hedges, gardens and farmland, to culminate in
adding enough acreage at Necton to mean we will have a 48 football field
size heavy industrial is unthinkable, and yet Vattenfall just steam-roller
onwards without a thought for the destruction. An offshore ring main would
solve all these problems and those of the windfarms to come.