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‘We’re sleepwalking our way into the industrialisation of north Norfolk’ - Dong Energy plans under discussion

PUBLISHED: 08:38 06 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:38 06 September 2017

The proposed route of the under-ground cable. (Picture: Dong Energy)

The proposed route of the under-ground cable. (Picture: Dong Energy)

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North Norfolk District Council has been urged to check the potential health impact on residents, and push for the least physically demanding option, should the Hornsea Project Three development be built 120km off the coast.

Dong Energy’s preliminary environmental impact report, which shows updated plans for the proposed locations of cables and an onshore substation from the windfarm project, was discussed by the council as a consultee at its cabinet meeting on Tuesday, September 5.

Beverley Wigg, from the ‘No to Relay stations in unspoilt countryside’ group, warned: “We’re sleepwalking our way into the industrialisation of north Norfolk.”

District councillor Sarah Butikofer also criticised the report for not going into greater depth about the potential impact on coastal communities. She said: “Two tracks could be dug up for substantial periods in Weybourne.”

The council, which is not the local planning authority for the plans, agreed to negotiate with Dong Energy to achieve the best outcome,

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