Aldeburgh Hustings Day - Our voices will not be drowned

"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

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