Data protection privacy notice

As part of our commitment to inform the public about Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm Limited, we invite anyone to join sign-up to receive communications about the wind farm. We will also periodically hold consultations, during which we will invite stakeholders to submit their views on our proposals to us. This privacy notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal data when you make contact with us.


What personal data we collect and why

We collect the following personal data:

  • Name, job title, details of your role
  • Contact details e.g., email, home and/or work address and relevant telephone numbers
  • Administrative information: records relating to our professional relationship, enquires and correspondence, event booking and attendance at events
  • Consultation responses; information provided to us in response to consultations, which may include personal data


The personal data is collected to keep you informed, up to date and make you aware of key activities such as consultation and events.

The personal data also helps us understand views regarding, and to inform the development of, the Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm Limited.


Lawful basis for processing personal data

Our lawful basis is your consent.


How we use your personal data

Personal data will be used by the Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm Limited project team and its consultants. We will not share your information with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing. We use third parties as data processors to provide elements of services for us. We have contracts in place with our data processors. This means that they cannot do anything with your personal data unless we have instructed them to do it.


A summary of issues raised in response to this consultation may be shared with other Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in development that potentially affect the same areas of land as the Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm project. We will not share your personal data with any other parties unless required to do so by law; for instance, the Planning Inspectorate may request copies of all consultation responses received in line with the Planning Act 2008. We do not, and will not, sell personal data.


We may also disclose your personal data when required for:

  • To protect the vital interests or your or another individual
  • To exercise or defend our legal rights.



We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect any personal data we process.


Data retention

We retain personal data we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate need to do so or to meet our legal requirements or in exercising our official authority.

When we have no ongoing legitimate need to process your personal data, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal data has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal data and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.


Your data protection rights

You have the right to be informed about how and why we collect and use your personal data. This Stakeholder Engagement Privacy Notice forms part of our work to inform you about the personal data we hold about you and how we use it. As we have collected and processed your personal data with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal data conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.


You have the right of access to the personal data we hold about you and if you would like to exercise this or any other rights then please contact us:



Telephone: 0333 880 5306

Address: Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm Ltd

Windmill Hill Business Park

Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 6PB

Registered in England and Wales company number 12292474

VAT No. is 347 5985 47


How to contact our Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer is Julie Benfell and she can be contacted via email at or via post at RWE Generation UK plc, Legal Dept, Trigonos North Wing Ground, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, SN5 6PB.