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Eight offshore Wind Energy Projects are widely believed to be planned to connect to the National Grid at Friston. This means eight substations and interconnectors constructed sequentially or consecutively over the next 15 years.  In addition, a twin reactor nuclear power station at Sizewell. This will be the largest complex of energy infrastructure in the UK situated in the midst of rural communities and protected environmental sites. The cumulative impact of these energy projects in such a site is simply not viable.

This is not a brownfield site. There are better alternatives.

WHY WRITE

FUTURE PLANNED ENERGY PROJECTS CONNECTING TO THE NATIONAL GRID IN THE FRISTON AREA OF SUFFOLK

1. East Anglia One North Offshore Windfarm (SPR)

2. East Anglia Two Offshore Windfarm (SPR)

3. The Nautilus Interconnector between Suffolk and Belgium (National Grid)

4. Eurolink Interconnector between Suffolk and the Netherlands (National Grid)

5. North Falls Offshore Windfarm (SSE Renewables & RWE Renewables)

6. Five Esturies Offshore Windfarm (RWE Renewables)

7. SCD1 link between Suffolk and Kent (National Grid)

8. SCD2 link between Suffolk and Kent (National Grid)

In addition - Sizewell C Twin Reactor Nuclear Power Station (EDF)

SO CAN I STILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Yes, Finally on 7 July BEIS announced a Review into the way that the offshore transmission network is designed and delivered.  We now need to make sure that EA1N & EA2 are included in this Review. SEAS urge you to write to the Secretary of State calling for EA1N and EA2 to be included in the short-mid term objectives of this Review.



SEAS believes that there are flaws in both the current system of transmission infrastructure/delivery of offshore energy
and the consultation process

1

LACK OF A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TRANSMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE

2

THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROCESS IS A SHAM

This destruction could be avoided if SPR and National Grid agreed to deliver the power to a BROWNFIELD SITE. The site selection process carried out by National Grid and SPR is flawed.  Better alternative sites have been ignored. Why not Bradwell or Bramford? Unlike Friston, they are partly industrialised brownfield sites.  In this way green energy can be delivered in a green way.
TAKE ACTION

Call for The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP to:

Include EA1N and EA2 in the BEIS Review medium term work-stream; and

Reject this Planning Application in its current form on the grounds that better alternative BROWNFIELD sites are available and the adverse impacts of the onshore connections far outweigh the benefits of these projects.

Use our Fast Track form:
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 Or Email:
kwasi.kwarteng@beis.gov.uk
minister.kwartengcorrespondence@beis.gov.uk
cc:
alok.sharma@beis.gov.uk  psrobertjenrick@communities.gov.uk
robert.jenrick@communities.gov.uk  therese.coffey.mp@parliament.uk
beiscorrespondence@beis.gov.uk mhclgcorrespondence@communities.gov.uk offshore.coordination@beis.gov.uk  offshore.coordination@ofgem.gov.uk
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info@suffolkenergyactionsolutions.co.uk
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