EADT article: East Anglia's coast 'will be home to Labour's new generation of state-owned wind farms'
PUBLISHED: 15:54 24 September 2019 | UPDATED: 17:36 24 September 2019 Reporter Sarah Chambers
The coast of East Anglia will undoubtedly become home to a large proportion of the 37 wind farms the Labour Party has pledged to build if it enters government, an expert predicts.
The 'people's power' plan would deliver 52 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030 - equivalent to 38 coal power stations - and the new wind farms would provide electricity for 57 million households, Labour said.
SEAS comment: No issue with Wind Farms, but hope Labour set up a National Strategy for bringing ashore the power and stop carving up greenfield sites.
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.