Do you know what's about to hit Coastal Suffolk? "A No-Go Zone"

Suffolk Energy Action Solutions

Many of us may not be aware of the massive scale of industrialisation that will come along with each offshore wind farm using an individual radial point-to-point system landing on our shores and cabling miles inland to substations   destroying our wonderful coast and beautiful countryside. ScottishPower Renewables applications for two wind farms will do just this and be devastating for Coastal Suffolk.  We say, "Yes To Offshore Wind Energy but Let's Do It Right"

DEADLINE 1 IS LOOMING - MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2020 - ONLY 5 DAYS

- Written Representations (WRs) & Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words

- Post hearing submissions including written submission of oral case

- Notification of your wish to speak at Issue Specific Hearings 1 and 2         
      - 1 Dec - ISH1 Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment &
      - 2 Dec & 3 Dec - ISH2 Onshore siting, design & construction
       Further ISHs will be held w/c 18 and 25 Jan 2021

- Notification of your wish to speak at any Open Floor Hearings (OFH) to be held in the remainder of the Examination if required = 24 February 2021

- Notification of digital exclusion

- Nominations of suggested locations and justifications for Site Inspections

- Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (w/c 18 & 25 Jan 2021 if permitted)



Please scroll below for links to the Examination Timetable, key examination documents, transcripts of the Open Floor Hearings & Preliminary Meetings and other key resources.

We hope these will assist you with your submissions.  If we can help in any way or to receive our latest updates please email SEAS at info@suffolkenergyactionsolutions.co.uk.
Thank you.

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.

Suffolk campaign groups sent two letters to The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy & Clean Growth questioning the terms of this Review. Letter of 3 August 2020 and Letter of 7 September 2020.  The responses below neither promise nor reject our calls for ScottishPower Renewables wind farm applications to be considered as part of the mid-term terms of reference. We remain hopeful.  Reply of 1 September 2020 from The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP and Reply of 18 September 2020 from The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP

What is a MOG  

A Modular Offshore Grid. This is what EA1N and EA2 could build and avoid the destruction of Coastal Suffolk.

A massive thank you 

A massive thank you to the curators & artists who gave so very generously of their time & talents to support our campaign through our Exhibition, 'The Bigger Picture'.  It was an overwhelming success. We could not have done it without you!

Listen to the thoughts of the Community  

Over 24 Videos from the Community on what they think of EA1N and EA2 and the cumulative effect of 6 further windfarms and Sizewell C

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Resources

Key Upcoming Dates

2 November 2020 - Deadline 1(please see Annex A of Rule 8 Letter for full list of deadlines for receipt by ExA at Deadline 1)

  • Post hearing submissions including written submission of oral case
  • Notification from any Affected Person to speak at Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (1 Dec - CAH1)
  • Notification of your wish to speak at Issue Specific Hearings 1 and 2 (1 Dec - ISH1 Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment & 2 Dec & 3 Dec - ISH2). Further ISHs will be held w/c 18 and 25 Jan 2021
  • Notification of your wish to speak at any Open Floor Hearings (OFH) to be held in the remainder of the Examination (5 Nov - OFH4 & 6 Nov OFH5 & 24 Feb 2021 if required)
  • Notification of digital exclusion
  • Nominations of suggested locations and justifications for Site Inspections
  • Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (w/c 18 & 25 Jan 2021 if permitted)
  • Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an Interested Party
  • Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
  • Summaries to all RRs exceeding 1500 words
  • Written Representations (WRs)
  • Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
  • Responses to the ExAs written questions

Examination Timetable

Key Documents from the Examination Library


Open Floor Hearings

Open Floor Hearings 1, 2 & 3 - October 2020 including links to full audio recordings and transcripts of speeches made by:


Preliminary Meetings

Preliminary Meetings Part 2 - October 2020 including links to full audio recordings and transcripts of speeches made by:




There are currently TEN energy projects proposed to be built over the next 12-15 years in the beautiful Suffolk Coastal countryside.

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Huge electrical substations for Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) / Iberdrola - East Anglia One North (EA1N) and East Anglia 2 (EA2)

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Massive electrical interconnectors for National Grid - Nautilus and Eurolink

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Further electrical windfarm infrastructures for Galloper & Greater Gabbard.  


Recently without consultation, more interconnectors from Sizewell to Kent for National Grid-SCD1 & SCD2

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AND making the cumulative effect even worse we also have a Giant twin-reactor nuclear power station, Sizewell C, for Électricité de France (EDF).  

Scottish Power Renewables map of the cable corridor
Cumulative Effect of all energy projects means the ruination of seven towns surrounded by construction for up to 15 years.  Map by SASES.org
Cumulative Graph of all energy projects by Paul Chandler, SoS

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.
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Times Letter to the Editor: Wind Power Threat
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Times Letter to the Editor: Wind Power Future
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Times Article by Environment Editor, Ben Webster
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BBC News Online
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 Recharge Article by Andrew Lee
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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.


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Email them to:
EastAngliaOneNorth@planninginspectorate.gov.uk
EastAngliaTwo@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

If any problems call :
Emré Williams, NSIP Case Manager
National Infrastructure Planning
Direct Line: 0303 444 5069  Mob07407 875 100
Helpline: 0303 444 5000
Email: emre.williams@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

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