29th October 2019
SASES & FRISTON PC – SEND REPORT TO THE PLANNING INSPECTORATE HIGHLIGHTING INADEQUACIES IN SPR’S EA1N & EA2 CONSULTATIONS
Friston Parish Council & SASES Working Group send a report which highlights the many failures in the consultations and pre-application work for EA1N & EA2 Consultations.
26th March 2019
SASES & FRISTON PC – OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO EA1N + EA2 PHASE 4 CONSULTATIONS – MARCH 2019
Friston Parish Council & SASES Working Group response to EA1N & EA2 Consultations and PEIR (Preliminary Environmental Impact Report)
2nd February 2019
SASES – COMMUNITY NEWS LETTER – FEBRUARY 2019
Information about Scottish Powers Phase 4 Consultation, guide to responding to ‘final’ stage consultation. Cumulative impact map of energy proposals.
30th January 2019
SASES – WRITE TO PLANNING INSPECTORATE TO HIGHLIGHT ISSUES WITH CUMULATIVE IMPACT AND SHORT COMINGS OF NSIP PROCESSES
SASES have written to The Planning Inspectorate to highlight the issues of cumulative impact arising from multiple ‘cases’ which are not being considered in the round. Failure by National Grid, Energy Developers and the NSIP planning process.
3rd January 2019
SASES – WRITE TO ASK GOVERNMENT SELECT COMMITTEES ‘INVESTIGATE’ EAST SUFFOLK ENERGY PROPOSALS
SASES have written to request parliamentary select committee investigations into unprecedented energy threat to East Suffolk and the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB. It has become clear that potentially devastating impact of Scottish Powers proposals are not the only threat to the Suffolk Coast and the rural landscape of East Suffolk as other energy developers are also being guided towards a Sizewell/Leiston grid connection by National Grid. Why are National Grid seemingly ignoring the impacts on the AONB & to our small rural communities?
|Letter Sent To||Response|
|BEIS Department for Business, Energy, Industrial Strategy|
|DEFRA Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs||DEFRA Response 6th February 2019|
SASES – LAUNCH ONLINE DONATIONS FACILITY
Your donations are important for our future. Funding is needed for printing, promotion, website and other essential resources.It is important we are prepared. It is clear the threats we face are not just from Scottish Power, other projects being proposed mean more destruction in the AONB and the need for further industrial development elsewhere in the Suffolk countryside.
28th August – SASES final response to SPRs poor Phase 3 consultation
SASES agrees fully with the joint local authorities press release of 24th August 2018. There is not sufficient co-ordination of electricity infrastructure projects See the letter here >>
NOTE: We do feel that the authorities need to do more and actually shut the door on some of the proposed projects. There is simply not the infrastructure to accommodate proposals. The ‘will’ of residents and communities in East Suffolk & Suffolk Coast is no longer there!
24th August – EAST SUFFOLK GOV – Call for Energy Co’s to co-ordinate
Local Authorities have made a call for energy companies to co-ordinate their ‘work plans’…
SASES Response: We feel that the authorities need to do more and actually shut the door on some of the proposed projects. There is simply not the infrastructure to accommodate proposals. The ‘will’ of residents and communities in East Suffolk is no longer there! See the letter here >>
16th August – SASES to meet with representatives from the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB
SASES will meet next week with representatives from the SC&H AONB to discuss Scottish Powers proposals, including the proposed substations to the north of Friston.
14th August – SASES response to the AONBs letter to Scottish Power Renewables
SASES has sent a letter to the Chairmen of the SC&H AONB in response to the AONBs letter to Ian Mackay (SPR Onshore Project Manager).
It is clear that all stakeholders including the AONB, which has a ‘duty to seek to foster the social and economic wellbeing of local communities’, work together to achieve compromise over National Infrastructure Projects.
6th August – Zone 7 north of Friston has bats, spotted fly catchers and badgers
SASES has learnt that the land Scottish Power proposes to build its substations on to the north of Friston has protected animals. There are at least 3 species of bat including the Pipistrelle & Long Eared bats, there are also barn owls, spotted fly catchers and a family of badgers.
Details about complying with UK wildlife legislation here >>
18th July 2018 – Meeting with David Walker (Director – Offshore Development)
Joanna Young (Stakeholder Manager) Scottish Power Renewables
We fed back the communities anger about Scottish Power Renewables failure to effectively publicise Phase 2 consultation and Public Information Days (PID) to ‘The Parish of Friston’ & Friston residents.
We explained the concerns of communities and Scottish Power Renewables numerous failures in Phase 1&2 consultation, including:
In conclusion to our meeting, David Walker and Joanna Young would take onboard our comments.
SASES cannot accept David Walkers frequent response, SPR are taking a ‘broad-brush’ approach to answer difficult questions and or requests for specific details of SPR plans – It is simply unacceptable.
When asked wether there would be any changes as a result of our meeting, David Walker said NO, implying nothing would change and SPR would be pushing forward with Phase 3 Consultation.
SASES Response to David Walker & Joanna Young – We would have to pursue the clear failures in Phase 1 & 2 consultation robustly with the Planning Inspectorate. SASES expressed that the wider community and residents of Friston felt Phase 1 & 2 consultation had failed them. SPR had let Friston and other effected communities down.
11th July 2018 – PRESS RELEASE – ‘Scottish Power windfarm consultation condemned as a sham’