Last Chance to register your views before 6th November 2023
An application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Rampion 2 project has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). Proposals include an inshore cable corridor through the middle of Washington parish and its village.
Register now to have your say before the closing date on Monday 6th November 2023 at 11.59pm via the following link on the PINS Rampion 2 web pages at:
The above includes details on the registration process and access to the DCO application documents*. Give a short summary of the issues that you think are important - there will be an opportunity to expand on this later in the process if you want to. Here is a link on the Parish Council's website for its own registration which highlights key issues for the parish at: Washington Parish Council Relevant Registration as an Interested Party for Rampion 2 DCO Application 2023 .A similar separate registration has been made by the Parish Council as Trustee for the Recreation Ground charity because it has a land interest in the proposals.
Local MP Andrew Griffith has expressed serious concerns about the project and its impact on local communities and the environment. View more about the MP's campaign on his website at: https://www.andrewgriffith.uk/campaigns/against-rampion-2-disruption
PLEASE- it is really important that you do register and say something now to give the Planning Inspectorate an idea of the strength of feelings locally, but also so that they understand the key issues they need to return to in detail later on. If you wish to make representations in writing, a hard copy of the form is available from PINS by telephoning them on 0303 444 5000. Post completed forms quoting the application reference EN010117 to the Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Directorate, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN.
The examination process is expected to take six months, and
a final decision on whether consent will be granted will be made by the
Secretary of State for the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero by early
*Electronic copies of the application materials can also be inspected on computers accessible to the public at a number of libraries from 20th September to 1st November 2023. See full list and contact numbers to check opening times, in the table below: