Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 20 August 2018
From Port of Sheerness Ltd (PEEL PORTS - LONDON MEDWAY) (Port of Sheerness Ltd (PEEL PORTS - LONDON MEDWAY))

Representation

I refer to our original letter dated 10th Jan to Vattenfall: Our principle concerns are the significant disruption to our operations due to encroachment into existing shipping lanes and their well established shipping routes, necessitating considerable re-routing of traffic and potential loss of well established trade; the reduction of sea room and potential interference with marine navigational equipment causing an impact on navigational safety; the impact of additional transit time on the wear and tear of pilot launches and their suitability to undertake the revised passage. This has serious consequences for the area and we would be more than happy to host a visit to the Port to demonstrate the considerable regeneration that will be affected.