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RAMPION 2 OFFSHORE WIND FARM NOTICE

RAMPION 2 OFFSHORE WIND FARM NOTICE

Published: 19 July 2021

Section 48 Planning Act 2008

Regulation 4 The Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure)

Regulations 2009

 

RAMPION 2 OFFSHORE WIND FARM

NOTICE PUBLICISING A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER (DCO)

 

Notice is hereby given that Rampion Extension Development Limited (“RED”) (‘the Applicant’) of Greenwood House, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry, CV4 8PB proposes to apply to the Secretary of State under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 for a Development Consent Order for the construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of an offshore wind farm known as Rampion 2 (‘Rampion 2’).

Rampion 2 will have  a proposed generating capacity in excess of 100 MW, and will be located around 13km from the Sussex coast at its nearest point .  The proposed wind turbines and offshore substations will be constructed within an offshore array area of approximately 270 km2 Export cables from the offshore array area will make landfall at Climping and will then connect to the National Grid via underground cables to a Project substation and then to the Electricity Transmission System at the National Grid  Bolney Substation in Twineham, Mid Sussex.

The proposed development consent order will, amongst other things, licence and authorise:

  • The construction, operation and maintenance of up to 116 wind turbines with a maximum tip height of 325m above lowest astronomical tide and their foundations;
  • Up to three offshore substations;
  • Cables laid on or beneath the seabed between the wind turbines and offshore substations and between the substations themselves;
  • Export cables to transmit electricity from the offshore substations to the shore;
  • A landfall located at Climping Beach using Horizontal Directional Drilling installation, with transition joint bays to connect the offshore and onshore cables;
  • Onshore underground cables with jointing pits to transmit electricity to a new onshore substation.It is expected that the onshore cables will be laid within a corridor, the majority of which shall have a temporary working width of up to 50m;
  • The construction and operation of an onshore substation on land in the vicinity of the existing National GridBolney Substation in Twineham, Mid Sussex;
  • Underground cables between the new substation and the existing Bolney substation to connect the offshore wind farm to the National Grid;
  • The permanent compulsory acquisition of land and/or rights for the Project, where required;
  • Overriding of easements and other rights over or affecting land as required for the Project;
  • The application and/or disapplication of legislation relevant to the Project including inter alia legislation relating to compulsory purchase;
  • If required, the closure and diversion of public rights of way and streets on a temporary and permanent basis
  • Such ancillary, incidental and consequential provisions, permits or consents as are necessary and/or convenient.

Rampion 2 is an EIA development for the purposes of The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. This means that the proposed development requires an Environmental Impact Assessment and the proposed application for a DCO will therefore be accompanied by an Environmental Statement (ES).  Accordingly, the Applicant will be making preliminary environmental information available as part of the consultation. 

Consultation on the Rampion 2 Wind Farm will begin on 14 July 2021 and end on 16 September 2021. During this time copies of the consultation materials comprising documents, plans and maps showing the nature and location of the proposal will be made available.  These include consultation factsheets, the consultation response form, the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) and a Non-Technical Summary (NTS) to the PEIR which will be available for inspection, free of charge, on the project website www.Rampion2.com/consultation.  Electronic copies of the materials may also be inspected on computers accessible to the public at the following libraries during the consultation period:

Venue

For information on computer access and opening hours*

East Sussex

Seaford Library

15-17 Sutton Park Road, Seaford BN25 1QX

https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/libraries/local/locations/seaford

Peacehaven Library

Meridian Centre, Peacehaven BN10 8BB

https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/libraries/local/locations/peacehaven

Brighton and Hove

Jubilee library

Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE

www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/directories/local-libraries/jubilee-library

West Sussex

Shoreham-by-Sea Library,

St Mary's Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5ZA

www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/library-details/shoreham-by-sea-library/

Worthing Library

Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1PW

www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/library-details/worthing-library

Littlehampton Library

Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5NA

www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/library-details/littlehampton-library/

Bognor Regis Library

London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DE

www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/library-details/bognor-regis-library/

Storrington Library

Ryecroft Lane, Storrington, RH20 4PA

www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/library-details/storrington-library/

Mid Sussex

Henfield Library

Off High St, Henfield, BN5 9HN

www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/library-details/henfield-library/

Hurstpierpoint Library

Trinity Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, BN6 9UY

www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/library-details/hurstpierpoint-library/

Isle of Wight

Sandown Library

119 High St, Sandown, PO36 8AF

www.iow.gov.uk/Residents/Libraries-Cultural-and-Heritage/Local-Libraries/Sandown-Library/

*Opening hours and computer access are subject to Covid-19 policies and practices at each venue.  Please
*Opening hours and computer access are subject to Covid-19 policies and practices at each venue.  Please call the library or check the library’s website provided prior to your visit

Hard copies of the consultation materials, or translation of materials to another language, large print, audio or braille format may be requested, and other enquiries in respect of these materials may be raised, during the consultation period using the email address, telephone number and ‘Contact us’ form on the project website provided below:

 

Requests for reproduction of any of these consultation materials in a hardcopy paper format may be subject to a fee, subject to the specifications of the request. Copies of the consultation documents on a USB card will be provided free of charge on request, and (subject to availability) are available for collection at the following venues:

USB Deposit location

For information on access and opening hours

Rampion Visitor Centre

76-81 Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 2FN

https://www.rampionoffshore.com/contact/

Contact the Visitor Centre at 0800 2800 886 to arrange collection

Littlehampton Town Council

The Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5EW

https://www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk/contact-us Contact reception at 01903 732063 to arrange collection

Mid Sussex District Council

Oaklands Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 1SS, United Kingdom

https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/coronavirus-community-business-support/

Contact reception at 01444 458166 to arrange collection

 

Responses to or other representations in respect of Rampion 2 should be submitted to the Applicant via the consultation feedback form on the project website www.rampion2.com/consultation.  Consultation responses may also be received by email to rampion2@rwe.com or in writing to the Applicant at: Rampion 2 – Consultation Response, Greenwood House, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry, CV4 8PB stating the grounds of the response or representation. Any response or representation in respect of the proposed Development Consent Order must be received by the Applicant no later than 23:59 on 16 September 2021, indicating who is making the response or representation, and giving a postal or email address to which correspondence relating to the response or representation may be sent.  

Details of responses and other representations will be made public at a later date, however any personal details or comments will not be attributed to any individual. 

 

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