Rampion 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Project Information

Latest update - 19 February 2024

It has come to our attention that there is a discrepancy between the deadline set in the Examination Timetable and The Examining Authority’s Written Questions arising out of Issue Specific Hearing 1 for responses. For the avoidance of doubt, the deadline is Deadline 2, Wednesday 20 March 2024 and the Questions have been corrected accordingly. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused.

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About the project

Type of application: Generating Stations

Name of applicant: Rampion Extension Development Limited

Offshore wind farm with up to 90 wind turbines, associated foundations and all the electrical infrastructure required to transmit the power into the national electricity network at Bolney in Mid Sussex.

View the developer's website

Project stage

This project is at the examination stage

During the examination stage, those who registered can submit comments at the deadlines set out in the examination timetable. You may also attend hearings, if hearings are held.

You can also view the Rule 8 letter to find out more about what you can do during the examination stage.

Find out more about the examination of the application stage.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by the proposed development and:

  • have not been contacted by the developer; and
  • did not register to have your say to become an interested party

Email Rampion2@planninginspectorate.gov.uk with your request to become an interested party.

Pre-application

This is where the applicant starts to create their application. The applicant is required to run a consultation and engage with people and organisations in the area. They must also create detailed documents about the impact the project could have on the environment.

It is important to get involved at this stage to influence the application before the applicant sends it to the Planning Inspectorate.

Find out what you can do at this stage and check our detailed guides
Completed
Acceptance

This is when the applicant sends us their application documents. We check if we can accept the application for examination. We have 28 days to make this decision.

How the acceptance stage works and what happens next
Completed
Pre-examination

The examining authority is appointed and is made up of one or more inspectors. Anyone who wants to have their say will be able to register at this stage.

The applicant must publish that the application has been accepted by us. They include when and how parties can register to get involved. The time period for registering is set by the applicant but must be no less than 28 days.

The pre-examination stage usually takes about 3 months.

What happens during the pre-examination stage
Completed
Examination

The examining authority will ask questions about the proposed development. The applicant and anyone who has registered to have their say can get involved and submit comments at each deadline in the timetable. You can also attend hearings that may take place. This stage takes up to 6 months.

What happens at the examination stage
In progress
Recommendation

The examining authority writes its recommendation report. This must be completed and sent to the relevant Secretary of State within 3 months of the end of examination.

Making a recommendation
Not started
Decision

The decision stage is when the relevant Secretary of State then reviews the report and makes the final decision. They have 3 months to make a decision.

Who makes the final decision
Not started
What happens after the decision is made

Once the Secretary of State has made a decision, there is a 6-week period where people can challenge the decision in the high court. This is called a judicial review.

What you can do after the decision has been made
Not started

Project location

Adjacent to the exisiting Rampion Wind Farm, approximately 13km off the Sussex Coast


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Contact us

Telephone

If you have an interested party number, have it with you when you call.

Telephone: 0303 444 5000
Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm (except public holidays)

Email

Rampion2@planninginspectorate.gov.uk.

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We aim to respond within 10 working days.

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