Rampion offshore wind farm is revealed at Seaford

THE RAMPION Offshore Wind Farm public consultation event arrives at the Clinton Centre in Seaford this Monday, March 12.

Residents will be able to drop into the Clinton Hall, Clinton Place, from midday to 8pm, to find out more about the scheme.

It will also give people the chance to comment on and discuss the proposals with the company driving the project, E.ON.

The proposed offshore wind farm, which would be located 13km off the Sussex coast at its nearest point, could feature between 100 and 195 turbines, depending on the model used.

The site could accommodate an installed electrical capacity of up to 700MW.

E.ON estimates this could generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of around 450,000 homes.

This represents more than two thirds of the homes in the whole of Sussex, including the city of Brighton and Hove.

E.ON is staging a series of public exhibitions around Sussex.

Details of the proposals and other exhibitions can be found at www.eon-uk.com/rampion along with a questionnaire to fill in.

Another East Sussex public exhibition will be held in Peacehaven on Wednesday March 21.

The community consultation is open until May 6.