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Received 18 February 2020
From Tracy Barker
“I would like to object to the Aquind Interconnector in the strongest terms. In Portsmouth we only have three main roads on and off our island city which can become quickly grid-locked by roadworks or accidents. The proposed cable laying along the Eastern Road will cause such major problems for our residents in an already congested city. We have major issues with air quality in Portsmouth and this disruption to our road networks will only worsen the situation. I also have very deep concerns regarding our green open spaces such as Farlington marshes, Langstone harbour, Bransbury Park and the allotments. What effect will that have on our local wildlife and residents? Many people have expressed concerns for their properties near to the route and the amount of noise and disruption that will be caused. I think it is very concerning that our own council have not be able to have a say in these proposals, they the people who represent and know our residents concerns best. There has been a complete lack of the full facts and up until recently we weren't even told the route for the cable. I am sure even at this late stage many, many residents in Portsmouth are totally unaware of this proposal as information distribution has been totally inadequate. I hope that this application will not be allowed and that our peoples' voices will be heard.”