Rampion 2 is a proposed expansion of the existing Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, located in the English Channel off the Sussex coast. The broad offshore area of search being reviewed for development, which is adjacent to the existing wind farm, was initially established by the Crown Estate who own and lease the seabed.
The Infrastructure being proposed as part of the development includes:
- Up to 116 wind turbines, up to three offshore substations and an export cable search area to bring the power to shore at Climping Beach
- An underground electricity cable connection from Climping Beach to Bolney, Mid Sussex, where the electricity would need to connect into the National Grid transmission system
- One new substation located near the existing Bolney substation, which would be required to transform the power from the wind farm up to the required voltage (400kV), in order to connect to the transmission grid
About the application process
Rampion 2 is classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008. This means that RED must apply to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
(BEIS) for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for statutory powers to build and operate the project.
RED will submit the DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate who will only accept the application on behalf of the Secretary of State for examination if it complies with the relevant statutory formalities and standards.
About the Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC)
The Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) sets out how RED intend to consult with local communities within the vicinity of the project about the proposed development, and the preliminary environmental information which will inform the Environmental Statement, during the pre-application process. It provides details on how the project information can be accessed and how to respond to the consultation.
Under Section 47 of the Planning Act 2008 RED has a statutory duty to consult the local community about its proposals in accordance with its SoCC.
The SoCC is available for inspection free of charge on the project website Rampion2.com/consultation.
Paper copies of the SoCC are available for pickup (subject to availability) from 7 June until 12 July 2021 at the following publicly accessible facilities:
Location Address For information about access & opening hours*
|15-17 Sutton Park Road, Seaford BN25 1QX
36-38 High Street, Newhaven BN9 9PD
Meridian Centre, Peacehaven BN10 8BB
|Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE
182-186 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2EG,
Old Shoreham Rd, Portslade BN41 1XR
Bognor Regis Library
|24 Southwick St, Southwick, BN42 4FT
St Mary’s Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5ZA
Richmond Rd, Worthing BN11 1HD
Ferring St, Worthing BN12 5HL
Claigmar Road, Rustington, BN16 2N
Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5NA
London Road, Bognor Regis, PO21 1DE
School Lane, Selsey, PO20 9EH
Surrey Street, Arundel, BN18 9DT
Ryecroft Lane, Storrington, RH20 4PA
Off High Street, Henfield, BN5 9HN
*Due to evolving social distancing guideline it is advised to visit the website provided to find out about potential restrictions and safety measures before attending the facility.
If you are unable to access the SoCC as prescribed above or Email: [email protected] you required it in another language, large print, audio or Free phone information line: 0800 2800 886 braille format, please contact RED using these details: hours of operation 7am-9pm Mon-Sat.