Two local councillors in Aldeburgh/Leiston wards have resigned, Jocelyn Bond & TJ Haworth-Culf have both resigned from East Suffolk Council. Jocelyn Bond highlighted in her resignation letter that she is no longer able to square her role as a district councillor with East Suffolk Councils ‘detrimental’ energy aspirations.
National Grid and energy companies are proposing massive energy projects including proposed onshore substations for Scottish Power’s EA1N & EA2 wind farms, EDF’s Sizewell C proposals and NG’s proposed Inter-connectors. These projects threaten the sustainability of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB protected landscape as well as the towns and villages the councillors were elected to represent.
An extract from councillor Bonds resignation letter to East Suffolk council leader Steve Gallant reads:
The resignations confirm to local residents and businesses that East Suffolk Council has contributed to the potential of repeated damage to our AONB and the surrounding area. East Suffolk Council is NOT working to ensure the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB is protected from highly damaging energy proposals.
The resignations provide further evidence that the merger of Suffolk Coastal District Council & Waveney Councils has resulted in severely poor representation for Aldeburgh, Aldringham, Knodishall, Leiston, Friston & Therberton, Saxmundham, Snape and Yoxford all of which will suffer major impact if these energy proposals are given the go ahead.
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