Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm, the extension project of the existing Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, has today (Thursday 30 June 2022) launched a 6-week virtual online public exhibition and announced two live events in mid-July 2022 at venues close to the proposed infrastructure.
The online platform and the live events will provide the community with the opportunity to find out more about the proposed development, to ask any questions and to feed into the design evolution.
From 30 June 2022, information on the proposed offshore wind farm and our emerging proposals will be available to view at www.fiveesturaries.co.uk and that platform will remain online until midnight on 12 August 2022.
Two live events will enable residents to view the same information that is published online. At the live events, the Five Estuaries’ team will be on hand to answer questions and to listen to what residents have to tell us. We welcome all members of the community to drop into an event and talk to us.
Wednesday 13 July 2022, 3.00pm – 8.00pm
St Mary’s Parish Church Hall, Old Road, Frinton-on-Sea
Thursday 14 July 2022, 2.00pm – 8.00pm
Ogilvie Hall, Wignall Street, Lawford
Online, and at the live events, there will be information about the proposed development including the potential grid connection, offshore and onshore environmental assessment process and associated surveys, a development timeline and the next steps. We would like to hear from local residents and businesses and for them to provide feedback. There are opportunities to provide this feedback online, via post and in-person.
A newsletter outlining the public exhibition dates and including information about the proposed development has been sent to over 14,000 residences.
The Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm is currently at a relatively early stage of development and it is anticipated that the project, if approved through the relevant consenting process, will become operational around 2030.
The Five Estuaries website is: www.fiveestuaries.co.uk
Note to Editors
The Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm project partners include a Macquarie-led consortium (25%), RWE (25%) Siemens’ financing arm, Siemens Financial Services (25%), ESB (12.5%) and Sumitomo Corporation (12.5%).
For further information contact:
Louise Fyfe, Communications Manager, Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm:
RWE is proud to be leading the development of the Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm on behalf of the project partners.
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The Five Estuaries Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screening Report has been produced to inform the HRA process for project. It provides information to enable the screening of Five Estuaries with respect to its potential to have a likely significant effect on European and Ramsar sites of nature conservation importance alone and in-combination.
The project team submitted a formal request to The Planning Inspectorate for a Scoping Opinion under the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (as amended). This request was accompanied by a Scoping Report which provides information about the wind farm, including its location; its nature and purpose; and the proposed approach to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. This Scoping Report is intended to facilitate formal consultation with The Planning Inspectorate and relevant consultees in the EIA process, inviting them to provide information and to comment on the proposed approach to the EIA. This process aims to ensure that a robust Environmental Statement is prepared in support of a Development Consent Order application for the wind farm.
Consultees are invited to consider all of the information provided in the Scoping Report and to provide comments on the proposed approach and in particular, whether they agree with the conclusions.
The Scoping Report is available to view on The Planning Inspectorate website: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/eastern/five-estuaries-offshore-wind-farm/
A Scoping Opinion will be provided by The Planning Inspectorate to Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm Ltd. within 42 days of receiving the information, which will be the 14th November 2021.