Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 04 September 2018
From Richard Jackson


I work as a launch coxswain for a marine pilotage support service (Estuary Services Ltd) and have done for the last 15 years. The area of operation for the vast majority of the shipping we serve is close to the western side of the existing TOW site.

I feel that any migration west (as Vattenfall have proposed) will cause a very high level of congestion in an already high traffic area. The subsequent displacement of ESL, which I think is inevitable in order to keep our operation safe, will have a major impact on us as a viable business.