SASES granted a judicial review appeal on:
Flood Risk and Cumulative Impact
The appeal hearing is scheduled at the Royal Courts of Justice on the 5th & 6th December 2023.
While preparing for the appeal SASES continues to support Friston Parish Council on the incessant burden of NSIPs (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects).
SASES also supports SEAS judicial review appeal – dates to be confirmed.
24th October to 18th December 2023 – ‘SEA LINK’ National Grid Statutory Consultations, local events:
Old Generator Station, King’s Field, Aldeburgh, IP15 5HY
Wednesday 8th November 12.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday 9th November 11am – 4:30pm
Market Hall, High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF
Friday 24th November 1pm – 6pm
Saturday 25th November 11am – 4pm
Friday 3rd November – Deadline for Lionlink consultation feedback >>
Visit this page for a summary of all energy projects affecting the Suffolk coast >
Scottish Power’s East Anglia One North & East Anglia Two onshore development proposals set a precedent.
Together with National Grids proposed Sealink, Lionlink & Nautilus projects could result in many years of repeated damage to communities in East Suffolk, our businesses, our tourism industry and the protected landscapes of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.
Mini documentary ‘Suffolk Under Threat’ film surpasses 3,000 unique views!
A huge thank you to Zero Gravity Films for making this film highlighting the threats faced by the AONB and Suffolk coastal communities, organisations & businesses.
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 & SSE – 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.
More news about energy projects proposed in east Suffolk.
Scottish Power & National Grid projects lead the way to many years of damage & disruption to our countryside & communities.
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.
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.
– 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.
– 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’. New energy proposals for Nautilus, Sea Link & Lionlink prove National Grid is using EA1N & EA2 projects as the precedent for intense industrialisation of a greenfield site in the Suffolk countryside.