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THANET EXTENSION OFFSHORE WIND FARM

East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm Limited

Published: 23 November 2017

Section 48 Planning Act 2008. Regulation 4 Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure) Regulations 2009

THANET EXTENSION OFFSHORE WIND FARM

NOTICE PUBLICISING A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER

Notice is hereby given that Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd (the Applicant) of First Floor, 1 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0AH proposes to apply to the Secretary of State under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 for the above-mentioned Development Consent Order (the Application).

The Application relates to the construction and operation of an extension to the existing Thanet Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Thanet, Kent (the Project), to be located approximately 8km offshore (at the closest point). The proposed offshore wind farm will cover an offshore area of approximately 70 km2 and will connect to the 400kV transmission network via underground cables to the National Grid substation at Richborough, Kent. The Applicant will construct its own substation at Richborough Port.

The proposed Development Consent Order will, amongst other things, authorise:

  • 1Offshore wind turbines and foundations (up to 34 wind turbines to provide an installed capacity of up to 340 MW);
  • 2Undersea cables between the wind turbines, one operational meteorological mast, Floating Lidar Device (FLD) and wave buoys (if required) and offshore substation (if required).
  • 3Up to 4 offshore undersea export cables to transmit electricity from the offshore substation or wind farm array to the shore;
  • 4A landfall located at Pegwell Bay with onshore transition pits to connect the offshore and onshore cables;
  • 5Onshore underground cables (either 66kV or 132kV) with jointing pits, extending approximately 2.5km to transmit electricity to a new onshore substation at Richborough Port;
  • 6An onshore substation at Richborough Port to convert electricity from 66/132kV to 400kV, and up to two underground cables at 400kV to connect the Vattenfall substation to the National Grid substation at the nearby Richborough Energy Park;
  • 7The permanent and/or temporary compulsory acquisition of land and/or rights for the Project where required;
  • 8Overriding of easements and other rights over or affecting land for the Project;
  • 9The application and/or disapplication of legislation relevant to the Project including inter alia legislation relating to compulsory purchase; and
  • 10Such ancillary, incidental and consequential provisions, permits or consents as are necessary and/or convenient.

The Project is subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment development under Schedule 2 of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017.  Accordingly, the Applicant will be making preliminary environmental information available for consultation.  Copies of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) may be inspected free of charge at the following locations and during the hours set out below:

 

Local Deposit Locations (to view the full Preliminary Environmental Information Report)

Birchington Library

17 Alpha Rd, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9EG

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm weekdays (closed Wednesday). Saturday: 10am – 2pm.

(Non-Technical Summary/ full electronic copy available)

Cliffsend Village Hall

Foads Lane, Cliffsend, CT12 5JH

Please contact Melanie Rogers on 07817 944359 to make an appointment.

(Non-Technical Summary/ hard copy available)

Margate Library

Cecil Street, Margate, CT9 1RE

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm weekdays (except Thurs: 9am – 8pm). Saturday: 9am – 5pm.

(Non-Technical Summary/hard copy available)

Broadstairs Library

The Broadway, Broadstairs, CT10 2BS

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm weekdays (except Thurs: 9am – 8pm). Saturday: 9am – 5pm.

(Non-Technical Summary/hard copy available)

Ramsgate Library

2 Guildford Lawn, Ramsgate, CT11 9AY

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm weekdays.

Saturday 9am – 5pm

(Non-Technical Summary/ hard copy available)

Vattenfall Wind Power Limited

Military Road, Ramsgate, CT11 9LG

Please contact Melanie Rogers on 07817 944359 to make an appointment.

(Non-Technical Summary/ hard copy available)

 

Sandwich Library

13 Market Street, Sandwich, CT13 9DA

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm. Wednesdays and Saturday 9am – 1pm.

(Non-Technical Summary/ full electronic copy available)

Dover Gateway

White Cliffs Business Park, Dover, CT16 3PJ

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm, 2pm – 5pm

(Non-Technical Summary/ hard copy available)

Dover Library

Market Square, Dover, CT16 1NX

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm weekdays (Wednesdays 9am – 8pm). Saturday: 9am – 5pm.

(Non-Technical Summary/ hard copy available)

Deal Library

5 Broad Street, Deal, CT14 6ER

Opening hours:9am – 6pm weekdays. Saturday: 9am – 5pm and Sundays: 10am – 4pm.

(Non-Technical Summary/ full electronic copy available)

Canterbury City Council

Military Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1YW

Copy on available on CCC’s website – www.canterbury.gov.uk

Kent County Council

Sessions House Reception, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

Please contact Melanie Rogers on 07817 944359 to make an appointment.

(Non-Technical Summary/ hard copy available)

Sheerness Library

Sheppey Gateway, 38-42, High Street, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1NL

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm weekdays. Saturday: 9am – 5pm

(Non-Technical Summary/ full electronic copy available)

Essex County Council

County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH

Please contact Melanie Rogers on 07817 944359 to make an appointment.

(Non-Technical Summary/ hard copy available)

The opening times of those locations listed are at the discretion of those in control of the building and could vary to the times set out in this notice. Calling ahead to make an appointment is recommended.

The organisations and locations providing access to documentation as part of this formal consultation are not in any way affiliated with the Project or Vattenfall and are an independent and neutral party to the consultation process.

The documents, plans and maps relating to the proposed Development Consent Order for the Project will be on display at the above locations and times and available for inspection free of charge from Monday 27 November 2017 until Friday 12 January 2018

The documents can also be downloaded from www.vattenfall.co.uk/thanetextension free of charge. Due to the size of the documents, a copying charge of £1000 will be made for reproduction of hard copy format of the PEIR.  Further details in relation to the Project can be found on the Applicant’s website at www.vattenfall.co.uk/thanetextension

The PEIR will be on display and members of the Project team will be available to answer queries at Public Information Days being held by the Applicant at the following locations and times:

Local Public Information Days

Royal Temple Yacht Club

6 Westcliff Mansions, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9HY

5th December, 2017. 2pm – 7pm

Queens Road Baptist

2 Queens Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1NU

6th December, 2017. 2pm – 6pm

The Turner Contemporary

Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG

7th December, 2017. 2pm – 7pm

The Guildhall

Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9AH

8th December, 2017. 2pm – 7pm

Cliffsend Village Hall

Foads Lane, Cliffsend, CT12 5JH

9th December, 2017. 10am – 5pm

The Astor Theatre

Stanhope Road, Deal, CT14 6AB

13th December, 2017. 2pm – 7pm

The Botany Bay Hotel

The Kingsgate Function Room, Marine Drive, Kingsgate, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3LG

6th January, 2018. 10am – 5pm

Local pop-up events during formal consultation

We would like to ensure that as wide a range of views as possible are considered in the consultation events. Several bespoke events have been organised, and in addition we are going to have a small presence at the following venues, to speak to people, discuss the project, and encourage wider participation:

Innovation House (reception area)

Discovery Park, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, CT13 9FF

12th December, 2017. 10am – 2.30pm

The Co-op

27 Park Street, Deal, CT14 6AG

13th December, 2017. 10am – 5pm

Bettshanger Park

Sandwich Road, Deal, CT14 0BF

14th December, 2017. 10am – 5pm

The Co-op

78-80 Station Road, Birchington, CT7 9RA

18th December, 2017. 10am – 5pm

 

The Co-op

Moat Sole Road, Sandwich, CT13 9AL

5th January, 2018. 10am – 5pm

The community Hub (next to Claire’s Accessories)

Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, 23 Margate Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2BF

7th January, 2018. 10am – 5pm

Wilkos

21-31 York Street, Ramsgate, CT11 9DS

8th January, 2018. 10am – 5pm

Tesco Metro

25 high Street, Broadstairs, CT10 1LP

9th January, 2018. 10am – 5pm

Have your say

Any responses or other representations in respect of the Project should be sent to the Applicant by one of the following methods:

Website:                     www.vattenfall.co.uk/thanetextension

Email:                         info@thanetextension.com

Tel:                              Julie Drew-Murphy on +44 (0)300 303 3061

Post:                           FREEPOST: Vattenfall TEOW Project

Any response or representation in respect of the proposed Development Consent Order MUST (i) be received by the Applicant on or before 5pm on Friday 12 January 2018 (ii) be made in writing, (iii) state the grounds of the response or representation and (iv) indicate who is making the response or representation, and (v) give an address to which correspondence relating to the response or representation may be sent.

Responses and other representations will be made public; however, comments will not be attributed to individuals.

 

 

 

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