Norfolk Vanguard

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Norfolk Vanguard

Received 14 September 2018
From Pat Bailey

Representation

I object to this project for several reasons.
1) the cliffs at Happisburgh are extremely unstable. There appears to be no precedent for drilling under and through these sandy fragile cliffs. It is my concern that this may cause the cliffs to erode at a faster rate than they already are.
2) Happisburgh relies on it's tourists for income for local businesses i.e. shops, pub, cafes, lighthouse and holiday lets. If the project goes ahead, tourists will be driven away and the village may never recover.
3) Traffic flow will be disrupted by the running track crossing the village and the roads. This will not only be inconvenient for residents, and the parents of children attending the school at the centre of the village, but will be off putting to visiting tourists. Added pollution from HGV traffic is a health concern for residents.
4) The field between White Cottage and the cliffs, where the cables will be coming above ground, will be a permanent blot on the idyllic landscape, spoiling both the views of the village and the iconic lighthouse.