Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

Enquiry received via email

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

28 July 2010
Clare Mowbray

Enquiry

As a member of the general public how do I comment on Npower's planning
application for Triton Knoll Off shore windfarm (your map on the website is
out of date) and onshore electricity sub station? I'm not sure who to
address my concerns to? Npower or the local authority, if I send them to
Npower how can I know that they will address them or acknowledge them.

Advice given

This development proposal is currently at the pre-application stage of the new planning regime meaning that the applicant, RWE npower Renewables, has a number of statutory duties regarding public consultation which must be fulfilled before submitting the application to the IPC.
These statutory duties include:
In accordance with s47 of the Planning Act 2008, RWE npower must prepare and publicise a Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) outlining how they intend to consult the community on the Triton Knoll proposals. This has been recently published and the relevant local authorities have had an opportunity to comment upon the document before it is published.
I understand that Phase 1 of the applicants community consultation commenced from 26th July however further information about how to get involved during consultation and express your views or concerns can be found on the applicants website: www.npower-renewables.com/tritonknoll.
At this stage it is important to express your comments on the merits of the scheme directly to the applicant. Be reassured that, in accordance with s49 of the Planning Act 2008, the applicant has a legal duty to take into account the responses to its consultation and publicity.
Once the application has been submitted and accepted by the IPC you will have further opportunity to comment upon the scheme.