Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 12 September 2018
From David Ninnim

Representation

I oppose the wind farm extension due to the fact that the existing farm, in its current form, already causes a hinderence to shipping. The planned extension, should it be approved will only make matters worse. This will affect trade to and from the Thames and Medway. Vattenfall have chosen the cheapest option by submitting plans to extend to the west and north and not to the east which would have a less effect on shipping routes. They have built wind farms up to 90km off of Denmark so there is no reason why they cannot extend to the east rather than west, other than that of money. But any extension is not good for the shipping industry and the cost of transporting goods to and from this country.