Last week of consultation for the Rampion 2 wind farm project

The time to have a say in changes to a large wind farm project is running out.

A localized public consultation on proposed changes to Rampion 2 ends on November 29th.

This latest consultation is seeking input on adjustments to the proposed onshore cable route for the offshore wind farm stretching from Littlehampton to Brighton.

Company bosses said the farm could power more than a million homes in the UK and reduce carbon emissions by around 1.8 million tonnes a year.

After two consultation periods over the past year, the Rampion 2 team has worked to incorporate feedback from communities, organizations and landowners and conduct ongoing technical and environmental assessments.

The company hopes to present its plans next year and start work in 2026 if given the green light.

“We are considering a number of potential alternatives and changes to our cable route, new trenchless crossings and new alternative construction or operational access to further enhance the project and reduce impact,” said Chris Tomlinson, development and stakeholder manager.

This additional round of consultation focuses on key organizations and communities living, working, or visiting in the areas near the potential cable route changes.

Rampion said this consultation does not look at the whole project, such as the offshore parts or the location of the onshore substation, which are now repaired.

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Full details and maps of the potential changes can be seen on the project consultation website, where people can also fill out and submit a consultation response.

“Around 600 people have attended our West Sussex drop-in events in Littlehampton, Arundel, Ashurst and Washington over the last few weeks and we would like to thank the local communities for all the feedback they have given us,” Herr said Tomlinson.

“The power cable installation from the wind farm to the new substation would be a temporary impact during construction as all cables would be buried.

“The Rampion 2 team is committed to restoring the land to its former state as soon as possible after our work.

“This work would be carried out on short sections of the route over a period of 18 to 20 weeks with a total construction time of two to two and a half years. Where we can improve the route and take action to further reduce this temporary impact, we will endeavor to do so.

“We intend to submit our final proposals to the Planning Inspectorate next year. If the project is approved, construction could begin around 2026, with the wind farm being fully operational before the end of the decade and helping meet the government’s increased target of fivefold offshore wind capacity by 2030.” Last week of consultation for the Rampion 2 wind farm project

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