Windfarm plans to be discussed at Lancing meeting

PROPOSALS to build an offshore windfarm will be discussed at a meeting in Lancing.

Next Thursday, March 29, people will have the chance to offer their views on the proposed E.ON windfarm, known as Rampion, when a public meeting is held at Lancing Parish Hall, in South Street.

Proposals for the Rampion offshore wind farm have already been held in Worthing, Steyning, Shoreham and Albourne and the final exhibition of the programme will be at Littlehampton on April 4. More than 3,000 people have visited the eight exhibitions held so far, with Worthing’s alone attracting close to 1,000 people.

The proposed offshore wind farm, which would be located 13 kilometres off the Sussex coast at its nearest point, could feature between 100 and 195 turbines depending on the model used.

The site could accommodate an installed electrical capacity of up to 700MW, which E.ON estimates could generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of around 450,000 homes – more than two-thirds of the homes in the whole of Sussex, including the city of Brighton and Hove.

All the consultation materials and an exhibition will be on display, with the E.ON team on hand to answer questions.

It takes place from noon until 8pm.

Details of the proposals and other events can be found at www.eon-uk.com/rampion, as well as a questionnaire to fill in.