Please find here a summary of the responses we received via the feedback forms.
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A number of responses to this question reiterated the message that an offshore connection would be preferred, negating the need for landfall here. However there were a handful of specific comments and queries related to the existing proposed location that the project will assess, for example around flooding, horse livery and local traffic. There was a suggestion to avoid the golf course as a site for the temporary construction compound (the cable will go underneath the golf course and it will not be used as a temporary construction compound) and also to work with local cycling groups.
Comments supplied to this question offered some useful insights, particularly related to the section around Thorpe-le-Spoken where there are varying constraints related to each option proposed currently. Some preferences for the northern route and some for the southern. These will be reviewed collectively to determine the most feasible way forward. Traffic volumes have been brought up as a concern, around Thorpe-le-Soken and also Kirby Cross. There was also specific mention of Great Holland Mill and a common theme was land drainage.
Other than further statements declaring a preference for an offshore grid connection, responses to this question ranged from requests to totally screen the substation from view by use of tall trees and vegetation, to ensuring all infrastructure (for example the National Grid and Five Estuaries substations) be located closely together. There were also suggestions to move the substation further inland (so the Norwich Tilbury route carried on on a straight line), or further to the east.