Consultation extends

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A consultation into a renewable energy firm’s controversial plans to build a ‘substation-like’ compound and underground cabling in East Lindsey has been extended by public demand.

RWE npower renewables’ consultation into its planned onshore infrastructure, connecting power generated by its offshore Triton Knoll wind farm with the National Grid, had been due to finish on Friday but will now continue to give more residents a chance to participate.

Hundreds of additional copies of the questionnaire and information will now be sent out to residents who are keen to participate in the consultation.

Project manager Jacob Hain said: “Responses and feedback we receive from local residents and businesses are essential as they will help us to choose the final zones for the electrical infrastructure.

“We are really grateful that so many people have participated in the consultation so far, with over 700 attending events throughout the county - it’s a great example of localism in action.”

Coun Colin Davie, who has opposed the proposals all along continues to maintain that RWE should bypass East Lindsey altogether and look for a different connection point.

He said: “The public are generally unhappy with the proposals from RWE and the decision to extend its consultation is more out of hope that the public will suddenly come round to support the proposal.”

The consultation documents can be downloaded from www.npower-renewables.com/tritonknoll.