Financial support & networks of influence > £50,000 into Connect Conservation Fund over last 5 years Money £50K match Tourism strategy Influence Suffolk Coast DMO
Major infrastructure - Challenges and opportunities•We need to fight for environmental and community benefits from majorinfrastructure projects in AONBs•Decisions not made locally, often overriding public interest•We need to stand firm ref PPS7 tests, but then…….•Constructively engage once decisions made•IPC process requires developers to engage locally ahead of submissionof DCO (consultation done up front)•Mitigation and offset discussions need to be had•DFS s106 agreed ref mitigating the delay of release of site to AONB•£100,000 up front, £20,000 p.a. thereafter for up to 60 years•Tri-partite panel of s106 signatories (SCC, SCDC, EDF)•Advised by AONB – projects have to meet AONB objectives (Man. Plan)•Now discussing principals of offset funds with off-shore wind farmdevelopers. NNB?