Postcards and emails update
On Wednesday 19 November SEAS campaigners delivered by hand the first batch of 700 signed postcards calling for a public inquiry to Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for BEIS.
Other postcards have been sent by individuals as well as hundreds of emails and letters.
We are delighted with all these individual personal messages to the Secretary of State. They are making a difference. We are hearing a change in tone and tune from the official lines. Thank you to all campaigners.
The Secretary of State has granted a three month extension to the Examination.
During the recent development consent order hearings (DCO), the Suffolk Energy Action Solutions group (SEAS) brought to the attention of the inspectors the fact that Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) are using “gagging” clauses in their agreements with landowners involved in the planning process for their offshore wind farms, EA1N and EA2. These clauses offer financial incentives to individuals and groups to withdraw objections and/or desist from objecting to their plans. There can be no justification for making payments or imposing conditions which undermine a statutory planning inquiry conducted in accordance with public law principles.