We support the increasing use of renewable sources of energy generation but the Society is alarmed by these proposals. Overwhelming visual impact threaten to industrialise both our seascapes and sensitive landscapes.
ScottishPower Renewables’ proposals for its East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO offshore windfarms could significantly and negatively impact upon both local on shore landscapes and seascapes.
The company, which is already building the 102 turbine EAST Anglia ONE windfarm is looking to build an additional 132 turbines across the two locations off the heritage coast.
Suffolk Preservation Society' concerns:
SPS is concerned that both the scale and location of these two proposed windfarms and the substations on the land will have a significant impact upon the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and Suffolk’s heritage coast.
These proposals shouldn’t be considered in isolation as the cumulative impact of these proposals alongside the existing windfarms already built off the Suffolk and Norfolk coasts will be considerable - together with EDF's proposals for Sizewell C.
Suffolk Preservation Society is urging local parish councils and amenity groups to work with it to better analyse the proposals and coordinate a detailed response once the formal consultation period begins. It is vital that those communities which will be carrying the burden of hosting the required infrastructure are provided with the necessary time and support for them to better understand and question the proposals.