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Centrica Energy

Centrica (RBW) Limited

RACE BANK OFFSHORE WIND FARM

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR CONSENT TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE AN OFFSHORE WIND POWER ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATION APPROXIMATELY 27 KILOMETRES OFF THE NORFOLK COAST AND 28 KILOMETRES OFF THE LINCOLNSHIRE COAST

ELECTRICITY ACT 1989

FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION ACT 1985

COAST PROTECTION ACT 1949

THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2000

MARINE WORKS (ENVIRONMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2007

Notice is hereby given that Centrica (RBW) Limited (Registration Number: 5017828) (“the Company”) whose registered office is Millstream East, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5GD has applied for:

  • 1 Consent from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change under section 36 Electricity Act 1989 and Deemed Planning Permission under Section 90 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (for works between mean low water springs and mean high water springs)
  • 2 Consent from the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under Section 34 of Coast Protection Act 1949, as amended by Section 36 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988;
  • 3 Licence from the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under Section 5 of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 to construct an offshore wind farm approximately 27km from the Norfolk Coast at Blakeney Point and 28km from the Lincolnshire Coast at Chapel St Leonards (including installation of inter-array cables and export cables up to mean high water springs).

The wind farm, which would be known as Race Bank, would have a total electrical capacity of up to 620 megawatts and its location is shown on the map which is included in Chapter 4, Volume 1: Offshore of the Environmental Statement at Figure 4.1.

The Environmental Statement explains the Company’s proposals in more detail and presents an assessment of the environmental impacts. A copy of the Environmental Statement with a Non-Technical Summary thereof, is available for inspection during normal working hours at Centrica’s offices, Millstream East, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5GD and at:

• Skegness Library 23 Roman Bank, Skegness, Lincs PE25 2SA
• King’s Lynn Library London Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5EZ
• Wells-next-the-Sea Library and Learning Centre Station Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1EA
• King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX
• South Holland District Council Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2XE
• Boston Borough Council Municipal Buildings, West St., Boston, Lincs PE21 8QR
• Lincolnshire County Council County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YL
• Norfolk County Council County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DH

Copies of the Environmental Statement may be purchased from Millstream East, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5GD either on CD for a charge of £5 or in hardcopy form for £250. Purchase requests should be sent to the address given above. Please make cheques payable to “Centrica Renewable Energy Limited.” Copies of the Non-Technical Summary are also available from the above address and can be downloaded via the Centrica website at www.centricaenergy.com/renewables

Any person wishing to make objections or representations to the Secretaries of State about the applications should do so in writing to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change c/o Offshore Renewables Consents Unit, Bay 2117, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET, fax: 020 7215 2601, email: offshore.renewables@decc.gsi.gov.uk stating the name of the proposal and the nature of their objections or representations, not later than 90 days from the date of this publication.