Norfolk Vanguard

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Norfolk Vanguard

Received 13 September 2018
From Brown & Co LLP. on behalf of Angloflora Farms Ltd.

Representation

Angloflora Farms Ltd. have approximately 65 acres of agricultural land forming four parcels which are identified as being affected by the Vattenfall cable route.

This representation sets out Angloflora Farms Ltd.’s concerns for the project.

The proposed cable route will have an effect on the holding and the farming business certainly in the short term and potentially in the longer term if the concerns of Angloflora Farms Ltd. are not dealt with appropriately.
The current key concerns are as follows;
• The proposed route and associated access affects four land parcels, either directly as the working area of the cable route or by provision of access;
• Severance to productive arable land during construction;
• The impact on the farming business and residential occupation of the farm during construction phase;
• Crop loss and other associated losses including damage to underdrainage systems;
• Concerns over soil stripping, storage and subsequent reinstatement; and
• Destruction of soil structure and remedial cultivations;
• Ecological disturbance;
• Land sterilisation and potential for cross contamination;
• Protection of features subject to statutory or non-statutory designations;
• Effect on the local community;
• Access during and after works by contractors and operators causing interference and disturbance; and
• Potential interference with existing drainage for which plans are not available and any other service media.

This representation is made to identify Angloflora Farms Ltd. as an interested party in the Project.