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
19 & 20 January 2021 (Tuesday pm & Wednesday am) - Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4) Agendas
21 January 2021 (Thursday am) - Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5) Agendas
22 January 2021 (Friday am) - Open Floor Hearing 6 (OFH6) Agendas
26 January 2021 (Tuesday am) - Accompanied Site Inspection 1 (ASI1) Itinerary
27 January 2021 (Wed. am) - Accompanied Site Inspection 2 (ASI2) Itinerary
28 January 2021 (Thursday pm) - Open Floor Hearing 7 (OFH7) Agendas
29 January 2021 (Friday am) - Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6) Agendas
3 February 2021 - Deadline 5
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
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.