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Rampion Offshore Wind Farm

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Information about the Rampion Wind Farm

E.ON Climate and Renewables have submitted plans for an offshore wind farm, 13 to 23 kilometres off the Adur and Worthing coast. Known as the 'Rampion Wind Farm', the development will be visible from the coastline with plans for an underground cable route from the landfall position (south of Brooklands Park, near the Adur and Worthing boundary) running to the substation near Bolney village in Mid Sussex. Details of the current status of the proposals can be found on the wind farm project pages of the E.ON's website.

As a 'nationally significant infrastructure project', the planning application will not be determined by the local Planning Authorities but by the Planning Inspectorate.

A brief overview of the proposals, including a location map can be found on the E.ON website.

The application for a Development Consent Order was submitted in March 2013 to the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. The application has now been accepted by the Inspectorate for determination.

You can view the planning application and supporting documents on the Planning Inspectorate website.

Onshore elements associated with the wind farm will fall within Adur and Worthing's boundaries and is expected to have a variety of impacts locally. The Councils and the local community have been consulted on the proposals as they evolve. Following submission of the application for a Development Consent Order, the Councils have been invited to submit a Local Impact Report, giving details of the likely impact of the proposed development on the area.

Now the Development Consent Order has been accepted, you can register as an interested party. Registration as an interested party closed on 11th May 2013. To find out how to get involved and participate in the Planning Process and register as an interested party please see the guidance on the Planning Inspectorate website.

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Contact E.ON

You can contact E.ON by using the:

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Newsletters and updates

The latest newsletters are available below:

For older newsletters and other background documents, information and photo montages about the Rampion project please see the:

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August 2016: Rampion Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Noise

An update from E.ON regarding the offshore wind turbine construction noise that occurred on 23rd and 24th August is available below:

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact EON directly on:

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July 2016: Rampion Offshore Wind Turbine Construction Noise

E.ON have confirmed that noise audible through the early hours of Tuesday 19th July 2016 was due to their foundation piling activities offshore. They have been piling since February and are now working to investigate the reasons why the sound was an issue last night when it hasn't been particularly noticeable to date. The particularly warm weather and calm seas experienced last night undoubtedly contributed to the noticeable noise levels.

These are major construction works and unfortunately there may be occasions when the activities are audible onshore. This will depend on a number of factors including weather, background noise levels, the size of the foundation and the nature of the seabed.

E.ON have apologised for any inconvenience caused and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks. Adur & Worthing Councils are liaising with them on this matter.

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact EON directly on:

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July 2014 update: The Secretary of State has granted development consent for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm application - Deposit of documents made under the Planning Act 2008 by the Secretary of State for Energy

The Secretary of State has granted development consent for Rampion application - further information can be viewed on the Planning Inspectorate website:

As a statutory requirement under Section 134 of The Planning Act 2008 (and the Order granted by Secretary of State) we are required by law to deposit plans and documents in relation to The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Order 2014 (Order) and will submit for public inspection w/c 21st July 2014 to the following locations:

(note: copies are available to view, but not take away - please use the website link above to view information at home or your place of work).

  • Adur District Council Offices,
    The Shoreham Centre,
    Pond Road,
    West Sussex,
    BN43 5WU

  • Worthing Borough Council Offices
    Worthing Town Hall,
    Chapel Road,
    BN11 1HA
  • Horsham District Council Offices
    Town Hall,
    Park House,
    North Street,
    RH12 1RL
  • Brighton & Hove City Council,
    Hove Town Hall,
    Norton Road,
    BN3 3BQ
  • Mid Sussex District Council Offices
    Planning Reception,
    Oaklands Road,
    Haywards Heath,
    RH16 1SS

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