Norfolk Vanguard

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Norfolk Vanguard

Received 16 September 2018
From David Spain

Representation

The Vattenfall DCO is superficial with insufficient investigation of the following at the Necton substation:
• Flood risk
• Significant environmental contamination (plane crash in 1996)
• There are a number of rare bat species sighted around land that will be disturbed by the construction at Necton
• Compliance with local council noise limits when both planned substations (Vanguard and Boreas) are at full capacity
• The buildings cannot be screened from view as they will be built on a high piece of land and the buildings will be 25 metres high
• Suitability of the site chosen. It will be 100 acres of land for Vanguard and the closely following Boreas substations from the perspective of a rural village less than a Km away.
• A suggested suitable alternative site (Scarning/Wendling) that is not close to a village has not been investigated
• Unsuitability of site from the perspective of protection from terrorist threat to UK infrastructure. It will the biggest substation feeding the grid in the UK and sited close to an ancient wood
• Five local holiday let/caravan site businesses will be negatively impacted by construction work. Noise / lighting nuisance not adequately managed in the application
• Safe access to the site from the busy A47