A proposed extension project of the existing Galloper Offshore Wind Farm has launched a second stage of consultation to present their development proposals.
The consultation for Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm runs for just over eight weeks closing at 11:59pm on Friday 12 May 2023.
With the potential to power hundreds of thousands of homes, the Project supports the UK Government’s target for up to 50 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generated from offshore wind by 2030 and helps to meet the objectives of the UK Energy Security Strategy.
During the consultation, the Project is holding drop-in public information events in Tendring Essex where the onshore infrastructure would be located, and in Suffolk and Kent where the new wind farm may be visible from. There will also be online webinars, one focused on onshore elements and one focused on offshore. Five Estuaries invites the local community to attend the events which provide an opportunity to find out more about the proposed development and to speak to the Project team, who will be on hand to answer questions.
In addition to the proposals, the Project is consulting on its Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR). The PEIR sets out the current environmental baseline, and based on initial assessments, the Project’s potential benefits and impacts, and proposed approaches to removing or reducing any impacts identified.
Information on the consultation events, the proposals and associated documentation is available to view at fiveestuaries.co.uk. Selected documents have also been made available at various public venues for viewing. Details of these can also be found on the website.
Feedback on the published documents is important and will help to shape final proposals. Feedback can be provided on the project website, by email or in writing.
Five Estuaries Offshore Wind Farm is still in its development stage, and it is anticipated that an application will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate towards the end of 2023. If approved, construction would then commence in 2027 and the project would become operational around 2030.
|Date (2023)||Event Times||Location|
|31st March||4:30pm-8:30pm||Ardleigh Village Hall, 17 Station Road, Ardleigh, CO7 7RS|
|1st April||12pm-4pm||St Mary’s Church Hall, Old Road, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9BX|
|4th April||12pm-4pm||Old Felixstowe Community Hall, Ferry Road, Felixstowe, IP11 9NB|
|5th April||3pm-7pm||Tendring Village Hall, Tendring, CO16 0BL|
|13th April||3pm-6pm||Fairfield Centre, Fairfield Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5JS|
|14th April||3pm-7pm||Venture Centre 2000, Bromley Road, Lawford, CO11 2JE|
|17th April||12pm-3pm||St John’s Church Hall, Victoria Road, Margate, CT9 1LN|
|18th April||4pm-7pm||Stella Peskett Millennium Hall, Mights Road, Southwold, IP18 6BE|
|19th April||1pm-4pm||Sizewell Sports & Social Club, King Georges Avenue, Leiston, IP16 4JX|
|20th April||3pm-7pm||WI Hall, High Street, Thorpe Le Soken, CO16 0EF|
|25th April||From 6pm||Webinar (register online), onshore focus|
|26th Apri||From 12:30pm||Webinar (register online), offshore focus|