STOP - SCOTTISH POWER & NATIONAL GRID'S DESTRUCTION OF THE SUFFOLK COAST & COUNTRYSIDE

If DCO’s are granted a precedent will be set for these and other uncoordinated energy projects to cause many years of repeated damage to our communities in East Suffolk, our businesses, our tourism/hospitality industry and the protected landscape of our Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.
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Numerous Uncoordinated energy projects threaten the Suffolk Coast

SUFFOLK WARNING – 8 OR MORE MASSIVE ENERGY PROJECTS COULD IRREVOCABLY DAMAGE THIS PART OF THE SUFFOLK COAST

Scottish Power’s DCO applications for EA1N & EA2 wind farms assert an intention to proceed with dangerous and damaging plans to build massive ‘onshore’ industrial substations at Grove Wood, Friston in Suffolk.

Scottish Power & National Grid’s proposals set a precedent for unnecessary industrialisation in the Suffolk countryside, and the systematic destruction of the character and sanctity of peaceful Friston village.

Energy proposals include:
EDF – Sizewell C (2 proposed new nuclear reactors).

Scottish Power
– EA1N & EA2 offshore wind farms cable routes & onshore substations (2 proposed wind farms).

National Grid Ventures – Nautilus & Eurolink interconnectors & onshore convertor stations (2 proposed UK/EU subsea cables).

National Grid – UK interconnectors SCD1 & SCD2 (2 proposed UK grid connectors).

RWE – 5 Estuaries proposed offshore wind farm extension. 

RWE – North Falls proposed offshore wind farm extension.

The cumulative impact is unprecedented in such a small area, and could involve energy infrastructure built on 100’s of acres of the Suffolk countryside, including within the AONB. There would be years of local disruption for numerous Suffolk towns, villages and local businesses with 1000’s of daily HGV movements, dust & light pollution. 

Substations will destroy the countryside

SCOTTISH POWER EA2 + EA1N SUBSTATIONS FRISTON THE FACTS

TOO BIG

More than 35 acres of huge industrial buildings, ugly paraphernalia and concrete proposed on a greenfield site in the countryside, just metres from a small village.

TOO CLOSE

Within a few hundred metres of Friston Village, homes and listed property including the Grade II* listed church which dates back to the 14th century.
– Substations will dwarf Friston village.
– Substations will be visible from all routes into the village.
– Substations will permanently damage the character of Friston village.
– The development will be detrimental to Friston residents health, quality of life and will blight  villagers homes.

TOO DISRUPTIVE

– Local road network and narrow country lanes are unsuitable to handle heavy or wide construction traffic.
– SPR’s traffic management proposals are too dangerous for vehicles, cyclists & walkers using the roads & footpaths.
– Unacceptable noise, dust and light pollution during the build.
– Unacceptable anti-social noise and light pollution during operation – if consented. 

TOO DESTRUCTIVE

– Unacceptable increased flood risk to Friston village and homes due to inadequate surface water management plans.
– Destruction of wildlife habitats including protected bats, badgers, skylarks and barn owls.
– Long cable route 10km long, 64 metres wide digging up a swathe of AONB land. 
– Loss of amenity, loss of well used footpaths and loss of village allotments.
– Closure of popular coastal footpaths including over a mile of the ‘Sandlings Walk’ between Friston and Coldfair Green.
National Grid’s ‘trojan horse’ if the Secretary of State consents to these DCO proposals it will set a precedent for more connections and more damaging industrialisation of the Suffolk countryside.

Landscapes will BE scarred by cable route

Example of wind farm cable route construction.

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