Rampion Offshore 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.
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.
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.
You can contact E.ON by using the:
The latest newsletters are available below:
- Rampion Newsletter - Autumn 2018 (520KB)
- Rampion Newsletter - Summer 2018 (850KB)
- Rampion Newsletter - Winter 2017-18 (3,485KB)
- Rampion Newsletter - Summer 2017 (3,216KB)
For older newsletters and other background documents, information and photo montages about the Rampion project please see the:
July 2014: 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,
- Worthing Borough Council Offices
Worthing Town Hall,
- Horsham District Council Offices
- Brighton & Hove City Council,
Hove Town Hall,
- Mid Sussex District Council Offices
Page last updated: 20 January 2020