Norfolk Vanguard

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Norfolk Vanguard

Received 16 August 2018
From Tony Smedley on behalf of Tom Gill

Representation

1. My family home is in Ivy Todd, and I am shocked and concerned that such a large development might be permitted there. Any visitors to the village instead of seeing quiet rural lanes, and tranquil undulating countryside, will instead see giant 80 feet high buildings blotting out the views of ancient woodlands and causing a terribly negative impact on the local wildlife. The area has been found (by Vattenfall) to have at least 2 rare bat species, and no reptile surveys seem to have been done there.
2. The PEIR Document shown to us states that it is too large for the location, and no amount of mitigation will be effective for the lifetime of the project.
3. Construction and operation, over TEN years will cause dust, noise and light pollution in an area that is known and visited by tourists as a 'dark rural landscape'. The light and noise pollution will be made worse by Vattenfall coming back every summer (as they say) for up to two months and carrying out maintenance 24/7.
4. Flooding of roads around Ivy Todd and sometimes in houses is already known. Construction of the sub-station and covering field drains with another 55 acres or more will make this worse.