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Local communities across Sussex are being invited to attend a series of public exhibitions to find out more about the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, as the development enters its formal community consultation phase.
Chris Tomlinson, E.ON Development Manager for the project, said: ?We're delighted to be able to present our draft proposals for the Rampion project. I?ve been really encouraged by the response we?ve had to the development so far and I?m excited to now be able to discuss the project in more detail with the local community and hear their views.?
The proposed offshore wind farm, which would be located 13km off the Sussex coast at its nearest point, could feature between 100 and 195 turbines depending on the model used. The site could accommodate an installed electrical capacity of up to 700MW, which E.ON estimates could generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of around 450,000 homes1. That?s more than two-thirds of the homes in the whole of Sussex2, including the city of Brighton and Hove.
Chris, continued: ?With a population of over 1.5million, Sussex has a huge demand for electricity and the Rampion wind farm offers a unique opportunity for us to make a valuable contribution to securing our electricity supplies for the future."
The community consultation period for the project runs from Monday 13 February until Sunday 6 May. The local community can have their say on the proposal by completing and returning a consultation questionnaire; at one of the public exhibitions, online at eon-uk.com/rampion, or by post to FREEPOST RAMPION OFFSHORE WIND FARM. You can also write to one of the Rampion team at Rampion@eon.com or call the consultation line on 01273 694 876.
Public information events will be held at:
Saturday 18 February, 10am - 6pm
Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, BN1 1UF
Saturday 25 February, 10am - 6pm
St Pauls, Main Hall, Chapel Road, BN11 1EE
Monday 27 February, 12pm - 8pm
Hillcrest Community Centre, Main Hall, Hillcrest Road, BN9 9EA
Wednesday 29 February, 12pm - 8pm
The Steyning Centre, Coombe Court, Fletcher?s Croft, BN44 3XZ
Monday 5 March, 12pm - 8pm
Holmbush Shopping Centre, Main Atrium, Upper Shoreham Road, BN43 6TD
Saturday 10 March, 10am - 6pm
St Andrew Old Church Hall, Church Road, BN3 2AD
Monday 12 March, 12pm - 8pm
The Clinton Centre, Clinton Hall, Clinton Place, BN25 1NP
Saturday 17 March, 10am - 6pm
Albourne Village Hall, Hassocks, BN6 9DJ
Wednesday 21 March, 12pm - 8pm
Community House, Anzac Room, Meridian Centre, BN10 8BB
Tuesday 27 March, 11am - 6:30pm
Henfield Village Hall, Main Hall, Coopers Way, BN5 9DB
Thursday 29 March, 12pm - 8pm
Lancing Parish Hall, Jubilee Hall, South Street, BN15 8AJ
Wednesday 4 April, 12pm - 8pm
Manor House, New Millennium Chamber, Church Street, BN17 5EW