Notice Publicising a Statement of Community ConsultationNotice ID: SUT2093142
Rampion 2 WIND FARM
Notice Publicising a Statement of Community Consultation
Notice is hereby given that Rampion Extension Development Limited ("RED"), a joint venture company comprising RWE, a Macquarie-led consortium (comprising Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5, the Green Investment Group and the Universities Superannuation Scheme) and Enbridge, is promoting the development of an offshore wind farm project known as Rampion 2. Rampion 2 is a proposed expansion of the existing Rampion offshore wind farm, located in the English Channel off the Sussex coast. The broad offshore area of search being reviewed for development is adjacent to the existing Rampion wind farm which was initially established by The Crown Estate who own and lease the seabed.
Infrastructure being proposed as part of the development includes:
? Up to 116 wind turbines, up to three offshore substations and an export cable search area to bring the power to shore at Climping Beach
? An underground electricity cable connection from Climping Beach to Bolney, Mid Sussex, where the electricity would need to connect into the National Grid transmission system.
? One new substation located near the existing Bolney substation, which would be required to transform the power from the wind farm up to the required voltage (400kV), in order to connect to the transmission grid.
About the application process
Rampion 2 is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008. This means that RED must apply to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for statutory powers to build and operate the project.
RED will submit the DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate who will only accept the application on behalf of the Secretary of State for examination if it complies with the relevant statutory formalities and standards.
About the Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC)
The Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) sets out how RED intend to consult with local communities within the vicinity of the project. It provides details on how the project information can be accessed and how to respond to the consultation.
Under Section 47 of the planning Act 2008 RED has a duty to consult the local community about its proposals in accordance with its SoCC
The SoCC is available for inspection free of charge on the project website
. Paper copies of the SoCC are available for pickup in small quantities (3 or less per individual) between 7 June 2021 until 14 July 2021 at the following publicly accessible facilities:
For information about access and opening hours*
15-17 Sutton Park Road, Seaford, East Sussex
36-38 High Street, Newhaven, East Sussex BN9 9PD Meridian Centre, Peacehaven
Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE
Jubilee Library Hove Library Portslade Library
Southwick Library Shoreham-by-Sea Library Worthing Ferring Rustington Littlehampton Bognor Regis Selsey Arundel Findon Valley Henfield
'Due to evolving social distancing guideline it is advised to visit the website provided to find out about potential restrictions and safety measures before attending the facility.
More information about the project
If you are unable to access the SoCC as prescribed above or you required it in another language, large print, audio or braille format, please contact RED using the details below.
Free phone information line: 0800 2800 886