Consultation for wind farm

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The formal consultation period for the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm opened yesterday (Wednesday).

The statutory consultation for the electrical system is now under way, with developers RWE Innogy UK sharing detailed information about the proposed design and construction and seeking feedback, comments and suggestions.

A series of public exhibitions will be held providing information about the electrical system including the onshore/offshore cable route, the proposed intermediate electrical compound near Orby and the substation near Bicker Fen.

The consultation will be used to shape the final proposal for theTriton Knoll Electrical System before RWE Innogy UK submits an application under the Planning Act 2008 for a Development Consent Order.

RWE Innogy UK’s project manager for Triton Knoll Jacob Hain said: “This five week consultation is a further opportunity for people to discuss the design of the proposed electrical system that will connect the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm to the national grid.

“We would like to encourage as many people as possible to participate and, hopefully attend one of the exhibitions where we will have staff available to discuss the proposals, answer questions and listen to ideas and suggestions. Previous engagement with local people has already resulted in significant changes to our proposals that have improved its design and addressed specific local concerns.”

The events in this area will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2-8pm, Orby Village Hall, Marsh Lane; Thursday, October 23, 2-8pm, North Shore Hotel and Golf Club, North Shore Road, Skegness; and Friday, October 24, 2-8pm, Anderby Village Hall, Sea Road, Anderby.

Feedback is required no later than 5pm on November 19 and can be provided via questionnaires at all of the exhibitions and online at www.rweinnogy.com/tritonknoll. Alternatively, email tritonknoll@rwe.com or write to: Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, RWE Innogy UK, Auckland House, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8ZT.