Renewable ‘legal eagles’ help E.ON win offshore wind farm consent

e.on logoThe renewables legal team at law firm Bond Dickinson has advised on two successful offshore wind farm consents this summer, the latest of which represents its sixth Development Consent Order.

The firm advised E.ON Climate & Renewables on the development of the Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex coast together with the underground onshore cable route and a new substation near the existing substation at Bolney, Mid Sussex.  The development was granted consent to go ahead on 16 July by Ed Davey, UK Energy Minister.

This follows the consent granted for East Anglia ONE in June, the first of Bond Dickinson’s successful offshore wind farm consents this summer.

The firm’s involvement in the Rampion development covered the full Development Consent Order application process from environmental impact assessment, scheme design and all draft documentation through to examination stage. It also advised on the land assembly and compulsory acquisition processes.  

Rampion will be located about eight miles off the Sussex coast, which makes it one of the closest of the Round 3 wind farms to shore, and will have up to 175 wind turbines. The development will be visible from the Sussex Heritage Coast and part of the onshore underground cable route will run through the South Downs National Park.

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