"I hear those voices that will not be drowned" From Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes
SATURDAY, 30th November was Aldeburgh Hustings day. The Revd. Mark Lowther Chaired the meeting with four Suffolk candidates present: Greens, Lib Dem, Labour, Conservatives
Each Candidate had a 5 minute introductory slot and answered a series of questions on poverty, climate change, NHS and of course Nuclear and Wind Power off the Suffolk Coast. The audience were then given the opportunity to ask further questions on each issue.
Paul Chandler from 'Save our Sandlings' asked the following question to great applause:
"East Suffolk is dubbed the 'Energy Coast' and there are currently up to 8 major energy related projects planned for this area in the next 10-15 years. Andrea Leadsom, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has promised a group of local Norfolk and Suffolk MPs to look at the environmental impact of all onshore infrastructure if her party wins the upcoming general election.
What will the panelists do to ensure our precious heritage coast is continually protected from unnecessary greenfield developments and Ecocide from the energy industry, and will they support the motion for a planning freeze until a sensible co-ordinated approach to renewable energy, including offshore substations, has been established?"
"I hear those voices that will not be drowned"
From Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes
SEAS attended the Cabinet meeting at Suffolk County Council on January 14th where Councillor Richard Rout, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, presented their response to SPR's DCO proposals for offshore windfarms East Anglia One North (EA1N) and East Anglia Two (EA2). Find out exactly what your local Suffolk County Councillors have said to add weight to your Representations.
Plans for offshore windfarms off the Suffolk coast have not been thought through adequately, says Suffolk County Council. Among the issues raised were the visual impact on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, impact on tourism, the severe effects on the village of Friston, doubts about the planting mitigation, noise and disturbance on communities and road networks.