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Wind farm developers respond to councillor's concerns

The company behind the development of an off shore wind farm say they are disappointed that Lincolnshire County Councillors have written to the Secretary of State over the project.

It is thought the farm, off Triton Mill, will create £3.6b of investment and create 1,130 jobs.

Cllr Colin Davie wrote to the Government raising concerns over the project.

DWE Innogy UK, who are building the farm said in a statement:

We are disappointed to learn that Lincolnshire County Councillor, Colin Davie has written to the Secretary of State. Lincolnshire County Council have suggested that RWE Innogy UK has approached the community consultation for this project with ‘incomplete information’, despite agreeing a revised timetable with RWE Innogy UK for the provision of the requested information. The position set out in the letter to the Secretary of State does not represent the extent of the efforts we have made to engage with the local community in the site selection process over the last 18 months

Lincolnshire County Council have already raised their concern about the decision to de-couple the Electrical System application from the wider Offshore Wind Farm both to RWE Innogy UK and the Secretary of State. However, the Secretary of State was “satisfied that it was not necessary or indeed possible for (RWE) to submit detailed information about the anticipated grid connection for the proposal as part of the (Offshore) Application."_

– Jacob Hain, Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Project Manager

Offshore wind conference in Hull

People involved in the energy industry are meeting in Hull to discuss the future of offshore wind power.

The North Sea Offshore Wind conference is taking place. The Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire area is home to over 20 wind energy projects.

The event will bring together professionals to discuss opportunities in the region, share best practice and develop new partnerships to help the sector grow