The Way Forward - A 'Split Decision'
Fantastic News - Norfolk Vanguard
The development consent for the Norfolk Vanguard Wind Farm project has been overturned, and the Development Consent Order (DCO) has been quashed.
BEIS Offshore Transmission Network Review
For the last year SEAS has been campaigning for a Review asking for offshore solutions. Finally we have one, the BEIS Offshore Transmission Network Review
On 17 December 2020 a webinar provided an update on the work being done by the Offshore Transmission Network Review. Update Webinar Slides
The integration of offshore wind farms is a step closer See National Grid ESO Offshore Coordination Report
But the fight goes on. In this report, Sizewell is their name for Friston and it is designated for mass industrialisation, the central Hub for the region. We are in favour of integrated solutions. But we continue to oppose their site selection because there are better brownfield sites using advanced HVDC technology
HM Government has published ‘Powering Our Net Zero Future: Energy White Paper’
This includes discussion of the government's policy position on connecting offshore generation
Listen to the thoughts of the Community
12 February 2021 - Publication by ExA of:
16 February 2021 (10 am) - Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 Agenda
17 February 2021 (10 am) - Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7) Agenda
18 February 2021 (10 am) - Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8) Agenda
19 February 2021 (10 am) - Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9) Agenda
24 February 2021 (10 am) - Deadline 6
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
04 March 2021 - Deadline 7
08 March 2021 (6 pm) - Open Floor Hearing 8 (OFH8) (if required)
9 March 2021 (am) - Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10)
10 March 2021(am) - Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11)
11 March 2021 (am) - Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12)
12 March 2021 (am) - Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13)
16 & 17 March 2021 (am) - Issue Specific Hearing 14 (ISH14)
18 March 2021 - Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3 (CAH3)
19 March 2021 (am)- Issue Specific Hearing 15 (ISH15)
25 March 2021 - Deadline 8
06 April 2021 - Deadline 9 (Midday deadline)
Issue Specific Hearings 6 - 29 January 2021 (Draft DCO)
Issue Specific Hearings 5 - 21 January 2021 (Offshore and onshore social and economic effects)
Issue Specific Hearings 4 - 19/20 January 2021 (Energy White Paper, onshore environment, construction, transport and operational effects)
Issue Specific Hearings 3 - 19 January 2021 (Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment)
Issue Specific Hearings 2 - 2 December 2020 (Onshore siting, design and construction)
Issue Specific Hearings 2 - 3 December 2020
Issue Specific Hearings 1 - 1 December 2020 (Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment)
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 - 1 December 2020
Open Floor Hearings 7 - 28 January 2021 including links to full audio recordings and transcripts of speeches made by:
Open Floor Hearings 6 - 22 January 2021 including links to full audio recordings and transcripts of speeches made by:
Huge electrical substations for Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) / Iberdrola - East Anglia One North (EA1N) and East Anglia 2 (EA2)
Massive electrical interconnectors for National Grid - Nautilus and Eurolink
Further electrical windfarm infrastructures for Galloper & Greater Gabbard.
Recently without consultation, more interconnectors from Sizewell to Kent for National Grid-SCD1 & SCD2
AND making the cumulative effect even worse we also have a Giant twin-reactor nuclear power station, Sizewell C, for Électricité de France (EDF).
Many of us may not be aware of the massive scale of industrialisation that will come along with up to six new electrical substations or interconnectors and 60m wide cable trenches gouging out the countryside. This threat to our coastal area is a national issue being replicated elsewhere in the UK, most notably in Suffolk, Norfolk, along The Wash and Humber Coast; and off Cumbria and North Wales. CALL FOR A REVIEW, A PUBLIC INQUIRY. Ask for brownfield sites in the short-term and offshore transmission solutions - a ring main (ORM) or island hubs, learning from other countries such as Holland and Germany.
SEAS is in favour of wind energy farms. SEAS is against the current proposed plans for the delivery of that wind power.
A group of British celebrities including comedian Griff Rhys Jones slam 'needless destruction' as debate grows over UK offshore wind links.
- Times Letter to the Editor: Wind Power Threat
- Times Letter to the Editor: Wind Power Future
- Times Article by Environment Editor, Ben Webster
- BBC News Online
- Recharge Article by Andrew Lee
- Eastern Daily Press Article by Sabrina Johnson
The Government needs to reassess the current plans to take account of the inevitable economic and environmental harm to East Suffolk which will cause untold hardship for its inhabitants.
The benefits WILL NEVER outweigh the devastation and destruction caused by these projects. They will have a detrimental impact on local environment, roads, country lanes, tourism and businesses.
A “NO-GO ZONE” will be created in an area of untouched natural beauty.
This random siting of clean and renewable energy is not only happening here but in other parts of the country.
OUR COUNTRYSIDE IS NOT RENEWABLE
Unless we take action now, our precious, irreplaceable landscapes and rural communities will be lost for future generations. And with it will come enormous economic hardship. All because the Government did not fully consider the impact.
The Government will only pay attention if each of us, with our friends and families write personally expressing our own views on what this means to you. Demand that the Secretary of State take action to prevent this wilful destruction. Every communication will count, no matter how short.
Please take the time to make a difference. Let’s do clean energy properly, share on social media and write to the Secretary of State.