Norfolk Vanguard

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Norfolk Vanguard

Received 07 August 2018
From Edna Violet Greening

Representation

We love the village of Necton. Have lived here for over 20 years and have been fortunate to look out onto open farmland - that is until the Dudgeon substation came into the village and blighted our view adding light pollution and noise.We were horrified to learn that yet another foreign company planned to come to Necton.
After the 'Brexit' vote we were told by this government that we would have to be more self sufficient. How can concreting over, what will in total amount to 100 acres of prime farmland, be beneficial to this cause.
If this proposal is allowed to ruin our village - and no doubt other companies are lining up to follow - this precious land will be gone forever and can only turn our village into an industrial site.
The village of Necton is not a suitable site and if we are forced to have these monstrosities they should be housed away from view and not on precious farmland.
Vattenfall have been evasive from the word go. During an earlier "Consultation"we were shown an illustration of the site and when asked what was that section behind the Vanguard Substation the reply was 'Oh that's just a small "add-on". The small "add-on" is in fact the Boreas Substation which we now find is as large as the Vattenfall Substation.
There is also the proof of flooding in this area chosen. Residence have already had their homes flooded and we all have to ask ourselves would we like to open our door and be confronted by these ugly monstrosities?
Norfolk is a beautiful County and ploughing through the heart of it with wide cable corridors is horrifying.
There is awareness of an alternative site available for this Substation away from this highly populated village which Vattenfall have refused to even consider. HOW CAN THIS BE CONSIDERED A FULL CONSULTATION PROGRAMME!
Further, there was a plane which crash landed in the area of Necton proposed by Vattenfall and they have been made aware of this fact. This land should not be disturbed because of the official findings of highly pollution to this area. To our knowledge Vattenfall have not responded to this fact and totally ignored the warnings.