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Delay for ambitious Atlantic Array wind farm proposal

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 12, 2012

RWE Renewables' plan for an offshore windfarm, like the one pictured above, has been submitted

RWE Renewables' plan for an offshore windfarm, like the one pictured above, has been submitted

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The company behind the proposed Atlantic Array offshore wind farm has announced it is delaying submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate.

RWE npower renewables has today announced a revised date for submitting its application to the Planning Inspectorate to develop the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm in the Bristol Channel off the coast of North Devon.

To ensure they can give full consideration to all the feedback generated by their consultation on the proposed wind farm, the company say they have decided to make their submission in spring 2013 as opposed to the original date of December 2012.

Craig Harwood, Atlantic Array Development Manager said: “The latest consultation period closed on August 31 this year, but we received a number of responses from statutory bodies, interested parties and the public after this date.“

“In order to give reasonable consideration to all the responses we have received, both during the consultation period in the summer and afterwards, we’ve decided to submit the planning application during the spring of 2013. This will mean we can consider all of the feedback thoroughly before submitting our application.”

“We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to join in with our consultation on the Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm.”

If the wind farm is permitted it will be built in the Bristol Channel, 14 kilometres from Woolacombe in North Devon, and comprise up to 278 turbines reaching 165 metres in height.

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