Project Manager’s Update March 2023

Welcome to our March update. As you will have seen we have started Stage 2 consultation on 14 March and today, 31 March, we start our series of public information events.

These drop-in events are being held across Tendring, Essex, the Suffolk coast and in Margate, Kent. These events are an opportunity for consultees and local stakeholders to come and find out more about our plans and Preliminary Environmental Information Report findings, how these plans have developed since our first stage of consultation held in summer 2022 and an opportunity to speak our project team.

The first of these event’s will take place today in Ardleigh from 4.30pm until 8.30pm. With details of our future events listed here.

Our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) is the first main, detailed output of the Environmental Impact Assessment process and is the focus of this consultation. It sets out the potential environmental impacts of the project, based on our initial assessments. The PEIR also proposes mitigation measures to prevent or minimise any impacts identified.

Feedback on our plans and specific consideration based on local knowledge is important to us and supports the refinement of our proposals before we submit our DCO application, expected to be at the end of 2023.

We hope to see you there.

Umair Patel 
Five Estuaries Offshore Windfarm Project Manager

Answering Your Questions

Since launching the consultation various questions have been raised by the local community. In response to this we have published a Frequently Asked Questions area on our website which details these questions and our answers. This covers topics around the need for the project and coordination with other developers, through to construction and operation. This page will evolve as the Project progresses so please do keep visiting.

View Frequently Asked Questions

 

Onshore Surveys 

Ground investigation works are taking place at select locations across the proposed onshore cable route at the end of March, albeit a slight delay due to recent weather conditions. These are joint ground investigations between Five Estuaries and North Falls to inform the development of plans. The works are expected to last for around four weeks and are taking place on private land in agreement with landowners.

 

Land Information Questionnaires 

Land Information Questionnaires (LIQs) have been distributed by our land agents Dalcour Maclaren. The LIQs will help to identify people who may have an interest in land associated with the project. If you have received a LIQ, we encourage you to complete and return this as soon as possible, to help us make sure we communicate with the right people with an interest in land relevant to our proposals.

If you have any questions about the LIQ, the Dalcour Maclaren team can be contacted on 01869 352 725 or ve-nf@dalcourmaclaren.com.

Get in Touch  

If you have any questions about the Project, you can email us at fiveestuaries@rwe.com or call us on 0333 880 5306. 

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