Just to warn you, the next few publications will be devoted to the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm proposal because 9/10 people I've spoken to in Shoreham, Worthing and Brighton don't know anything about it.
It'll take a while to trawl through e-on's 33 page community consultation document so in the meantime here's what Shoreham Beach Residents Association have said.
SHOREHAM BEACH RESIDENTS URGED TO HAVE THEIR SAY
Shoreham Beach Residents’ Association is urging residents to register their views about plans for a new windfarm off the Sussex coast – with turbines being clearly visible from the shore.
E.ON UK is about to launch a 12-week public consultation period regarding proposals to site up to 195 wind turbines off the Sussex shoreline, in an area of the English Channel between 8 to 14 miles out to sea.
Cllr Ben Stride – who represents Shoreham Beach residents in Adur District Council’s Marine Ward – said, “I knew the turbines would be visible, but it wasn’t until now that we realised just how visible.
“The tallest turbines are about 700 feet high to the rotor tip. That’s far higher than the Sussex Downs behind Shoreham. I would strongly recommend that local people take the opportunity to find out more about these plans and to register their views.”
The 700-megawatt Rampion windfarm will link to the National Grid at Bolney, with cables set to come onshore between Lancing and East Worthing.
The public consultation phase runs from Monday, February 13 to May 6.
For more information and details of how to comment, please visit www.eon-uk.com/rampion
For more information about SBRA and for a link to the off-shore windfarm site (on the news page), visit www.shorehambeachra.co.uk
Media information: For further details, please contact Beach News editor Joss Loader on 01273 388419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the moment it feels like Rampion Offshore Wind Farm proposal is the best kept secret in Sussex. Let's change that to the most talked about before time runs out.
Back very soon.