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

Suffok Energy Action Solutions

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 Norfolk with four projects; 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.

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

WRITE TO BEIS COMMITTEE BY 31ST MARCH 

 The Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee has invited the public to suggest  issues the Committee should investigate.   This is a massive opportunity to highlight our campaign & influence the BEIS.  Deadline Tuesday 31 March.   Please ACT RIGHT NOW.  See SEAS guidance.

No more news yet on the postponement of the Planning Inspectorates Preliminary Meetings & Hearings which were set for 24, 25 & 26 March.   It gives us more time to prepare detailed submissions.

Scottish Power Fail to Abide by the Planning Act - A letter from PINS stated that SPR had “not provided the requisite press, public and site notices”. If you want to comment on this oversight please write to Rynd Smith.  

Please continue to email our new Secretary of State and ask him to call a Review, a Public Inquiry.  

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There are currently SEVEN 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 / Iberdrola (SPR).

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Massive electrical interconnectors for National Grid (NG).

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Further electrical windfarm infrastructures for Galloper & Greater Gabbard.    

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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. by SASES.org
Cumulative Graph of all energy projects by Paul Chandler

SEAS is in favour of wind energy farms.  SEAS is against the current proposed plans for the delivery of that wind power.  

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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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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minister.kwartengcorrespondence@beis.gov.uk

OR Send a Letter:

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

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