E-ON are to unveil their plans for the Rampion Wind Farm off the Sussex coast.
The project involves 100-195 turbines to be located 8 miles off the coast, enabling enough power to be generated to power 2 out of 3 houses over the wholeSussexarea. It would be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
The development has been broadly welcomed by MPs, councillors and environmental groups however some concerns have been raised in relation to the impact it may have on theSouth DownsNational Park and the surrounding habitat.
Project development manager, Chris Tomlinson said: “The Rampion wind farm offers a unique opportunity for us to make a valuable contribution to securing our electricity supplies for the future.”
Lewes MP Norman Baker said: “People will hardly be able to notice the turbines in the distance and they will provide and important source of energy. This is definitely the way forward.”
In the next few months, E-ON will be installing a meteorological mast on the site to measure wind speeds, wave heights, sea currents and record other offshore environmental data.
How to have your say on the project
The project is welcoming feedback from the community and those willing can do so through the website www.eon-uk.com/rampion or in writing to Freepost Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. For a full report, please click on the following link http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/9514874.Sussex_coast_wind_farm_vision_revealed/
Public information events will be held at:
Saturday, February 18, 10am – 6pm
BrightonUnitarianChurch, New Road.
Saturday, February 25, 10am – 6pm
St Paul’s Church, Main Hall,Chapel Road.
Monday, February 27, midday – 8pm
Hillcrest Community Centre, Main Hall,Hillcrest Road.
Monday, March 5, midday – 8pm
Holmbush Shopping Centre, Main Atrium,Upper Shoreham Road.
Saturday March 10, 10am – 6pm
St Andrew Old Church Hall,Church Road.
Wednesday, March 21, midday – 8pm
Community House, Anzac Room,MeridianCentre.
Monday, March 12, midday – 8pm
TheClintonCentre, Clinton Hall,Clinton Place.
Saturday, March 17, 10am – 6pm
Albourne Village Hall, The Street.
Tuesday, March 27, 11am – 6.30pm
Henfield Village Hall, Main Hall,Coopers Way.
Thursday, March 29, midday – 8pm
Lancing Parish Hall, Jubilee Hall,South Street.
Wednesday, April 4, midday – 8pm
Manor House, New Millennium Chamber,Church Street.