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. For the last year SEAS has been campaigning for a Review asking for offshore solutions.  Finally we have one, the OFFSHORE TRANSMISSION NETWORK REVIEW.

BEIS and OFGEM have written an Open Letter asking views on the Review. SEAS and SASES have asked for more information.  Guidance on how to respond shall be posted shortly.

BEIS and OFGEM have written an Open Letter asking for views on the OFFSHORE TRANSMISSION REVIEW. SEAS & SASES have asked for more information.  Guidance shall be posted shortly.


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


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


Huge electrical substations for Scottish Power Renewables / Iberdrola (SPR).


Massive electrical interconnectors for National Grid (NG).



Further electrical windfarm infrastructures for Galloper & Greater Gabbard.  

Recently without consultation, more interconnectors from SIzewell to Kent for National Grid.


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

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

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.  

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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SEAS are asking supporters to use Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to ask their friends and family to join in.  We need over 10,000 emails sent to the Secretary of State BEIS to call for a PUBLIC INQUIRY.  Please help achieve that target and make the Government take notice of the devastating impact on our environment from the cumulative impact and ill-conceived plans for onshore substations and interconnectors.  We need a National Transmission Infrastructure Strategy for offshore wind delivery.

Ref: Scottish Power Renewables:
East Anglia 1 North and East Anglia 2

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Alok Sharma, Secretary of State, BEIS       Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister for Energy
1 Victoria St., London SW1H 0ET.

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