Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm
Vattenfall sent their draft Statement of Community Consultation to the Planning Inspectorate for comment
We note that you have consulted Thanet and Dover District Councils and Kent County Council on the SoCC however due to the offshore elements of the project you may wish to also consult the Marine Management Organisation.
We note that the table at 10.1 lists the places that the SoCC will be available to view. Paragraph 57 of the Communities and Local Government pre-application guidance also advises that the SoCC should be made available online, at any exhibitions or other events (such as those listed at 10.3), placed at local deposit points (such as those listed at 10.2) and sent to local community groups as appropriate.
We note the list of newspapers in which the consultation will be advertised at table 220.127.116.11. Due to the offshore element of the project you may also wish to advertise in a fishing trade journal. Please note that a notice stating where the SoCC can be inspected must be published in a local newspaper.
The dates for the consultation period are not yet set out in the SoCC. In accordance with paragraph 23 of the Communities and Local Government pre-application guidance the deadline for consultation responses should be not less than 28 days from the day after receipt/last publication.