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ScottishPower Renewables Announce EA1 and EA2  Community Consultation Phase 3

The following information has been released by ScottishPower Renewables:

Community Consultation Phase 3

Phase 3 of our community consultation takes place from 16th May until 28th August, 31 days after our last planned Public Information Day (PID). We would like to invite you to our next round of PID events so we can consult with your on this area and obtain your feedback.

The key focus of Phase 3 will be to consult on our Indicative Onshore Development Area, which can be found here . In particular we would welcome your views on any mitigation that may be required.

Material for these PID events will be published on our website on the 28th of June. We will post a PID feedback questionnaire on the website and this will be available to download and send to us. This feedback can be sent up to the close of the Phase 3 Consultation on the 28th of August. The feedback questionnaire will also be available on the day at each of the PID events

We will be liaising with local parish councils in the build up to the PID events and we encourage you to attend these briefing sessions to ensure you are well informed throughout the Phase 3 Consultation. Further information on these parish council briefings can be found within the flow chart and video below.

The table below provides the locations and dates for the next series of public information days we will be holding as part of Phase 3 throughout June and July.

LOCATION

VENUE

DATE

TIME

Orford

Town Hall

Thursday 28th June

4pm-7pm

Friston

Village Hall

Friday 29th June

10am-1pm

Leiston

Sizewell Sports and Social Hall

Friday 29th June

3pm-6pm

Southwold

Stella Peskett Hall

Saturday 30th June

10am-1pm

 

Lowestoft

Victoria Hotel

Thursday 5th July

4pm-7pm

Aldeburgh

Jubilee Hall

Friday 6th July

10am-1pm

Thorpeness

Country Club

Saturday 7th July

10am-1pm

 

Aldeburgh

St Peters and St Pauls Church Hall

Thursday 26th July

4pm-7pm

Leiston

Sizewell Sports and Social Hall

Friday 27th July

10am-1pm

Southwold

Rugby Club

Friday 27th July

3pm-6pm

Friston

Village Hall

Saturday 28th July

10am-1pm

Thorpeness

Country Club

Saturday 28th July

3pm-6pm

Source:
https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/east_anglia_one_north.aspx

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils as well as Suffolk County Council responded to ScottishPower Renewables EA1N and EA2 Windfarms Consultation on 17th April, 2018. Their response can be read here:


On 13th April, 2018, the Parish Council formally responded to the ScottishPower Renewables EA1N and EA2 Windfarms Consultation.

Click here to read their full response.


EAST ANGLIA ONE NORTH and EAST ANGLIA TWO ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has been planning the delivery of two new offshore wind farm projects in the East Anglia zone, called East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO.

Detail on the two projects are published and maintained by SPR on the following websites.

https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/east_anglia_one_north.aspx

https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/east_anglia_two.aspx

 What we know

Onshore in this area, there will be:-

  • A National Grid substation:  325m (approximately one quarter-mile) x 140m (150yd) x 13m (40ft) high
  • Two connection substations: Each 190m (200yd) x 190m (200yd) x 21m (69ft) high, and each with 18m (60ft) external equipment
  • Underground cabling which will occupy a swathe of land 50m (55 yards) wide
  •  The location of the substations has not yet been defined. 
  • The offshore cabling is to reach shore at a place (not yet announced) on the coast between Sizewell and Thorpeness. 
  •  An “Onshore study area” for determining where to locate substations and cabling has been drawn south of Leiston, stretching from Sizewell and past Knodishall. 
  •  A significant part of the Parish of  Aldringham-cum-Thorpe lies within the Study Area (except Thorpeness, The Meare, The Fens and some land to the south of the Parish up to the boundary with Knodishall)
  • Land owners may be required to release land for the cable tranche and/or substations. 
  •  Savills has been appointed as land agents to support SPR.  
  • Onshore environmental surveys are due to commence during the Spring 2018, following selection of a preferred cable route.  The SPR team will also be undertaking initial site surveys to identify potentially sensitive species and habitats and to generally understand the area better.
  • There was a SPR Information Day held in Leiston on 31st October, 2017.
  •  The Parish Council hosted SPR at its regular meeting on 27th November, 2017.

Next Steps

SPR intends to hold further events in June and November of this year. At these events summary material will be provided regarding the nature of the projects and its approach to development and assessment of impacts as the projects are developed throughout the year. Further information on its consultation plans will be published in late February in what is known as a Statement of Community Consultation. 

To register your interest with SPR in order to be kept up to date as this project progresses, click here.

https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/east_anglia_contact_us.aspx

 

Alan Williams, Councillor, Aldringham-cum-Thorpe Parish Council

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