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NOTICE OF ISSUE-SPECIFIC, COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OPEN FLOOR AND SECTION 127 HEARINGS in relation to THE PROPOSED GALLOPER WIND FARM ORDER

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21st September 2012, 10:51 to 21st October 2012, 10:51

NOTICE OF ISSUE-SPECIFIC, COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OPEN FLOOR AND SECTION 127 HEARINGS in relation to THE PROPOSED GALLOPER WIND FARM ORDER
Sections 91, 92, 93 and 127 Planning Act 2008 and Rule 13(6) Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010
Application Reference: EN010003

Notice is hereby given that the following issue-specific, compulsory acquisition and open floor hearings will be held by the Examining Authority for the examination of the application by Galloper Wind Farm Ltd (GWFL) for a development consent order for the proposed Galloper Wind Farm. The application was made under sections 14, 15, 16 and 37 of the Planning Act 2008 on 21 November 2011 and accepted for examination by the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC) on 19 December 2011. The IPC was abolished as from 1 April 2012. Three Examining Inspectors from the Planning Inspectorate have been appointed under the Planning Act 2008 to examine the application and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. These hearings form part ofthis Examination.
Notice is also given that a section 127 hearing shall be held by the Examining Authority to consider whether a certificate should be issued for the compulsory acquisition of statutory undertakers' land within the development consent order. GWFL seeks authorisation to construct and operate the proposed Galloper Offshore Wind Farm, which comprises up to 140 offshore wind turbines with a maximum installed capacity of 504MW and associated onshore and offshore infrastructure (the Project). The proposed development would be constructed approximately 27km off the Suffolk coast near to the now constructed Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm (GGOWF); partly within English territorial waters, mostly within the adjacent Renewable Energy Zone. The export cables from the turbines would be brought to shore at Sizewell just south of Coastguard Cottages.
The Project includes underwater cabling to connect the turbines together and to export the electricitygenerated to a proposed newsubstation atSizewell Wents (including newdown leads and associated infrastructure to connectthe wind farm into existing 400kV overhead circuits), approximately 1km inland from the Suffolk coast and close to the GGOWF substation already constructed atSizewell Wents.
The hearings will be held on the following dates, at the times and locations indicated below. Registration for all hearings takes place 30 minutes prior to the start time set out below:
Date
Time
Hearing(s)
Venue
17 October 2012
9:30am
Open Floor Hearing
White Lion Hotel,
Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ

17 October 2012
11:00am
Issue-Specific Hearing on Biodiversity, Biological Environment and Ecology. This includes habitats and protected species matters.
White Lion Hotel,
Market Cross Place, Aldeburgh IP15 5BJ

18 October 2012
9:30am
Issue-Specific Hearing (continued) on Biodiversity, Biological Environment and Ecology. This includes habitats and protected species matters.
Ipswich Town Hall, Ipswich IP1 1DH

18 October 2012
9:30am
Issue-Specific Hearing (continued) on Biodiversity, Biological Environment and Ecology. This includes habitats and protected species matters.
Ipswich Town Hall, Ipswich IP1 1DH

19 October 2012
9:30am
Second Issue-Specific Hearing relating to the draft development consent order (DCO) including the draft marine licence (DML), requirements, s106 undertaking and related Local Impact Report matters.
Ipswich Town Hall,
Ipswich IP1 1DH

22 October 2012
9:30am
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
IP-City Centre, 1
Bath Street, Ipswich
IP2 8SD

23 October 2012
9:30am
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
IP-City Centre, 1 Bath Street, Ipswich
IP2 8SD

24 October 2012
9:30am
Section 127 Hearing
IP-City Centre, 1 Bath Street, Ipswich
IP2 8SD

24 October 2012
2:00pm
Issue Specific Hearing relating to the pro­posed Galloper Wind Farm sub-sea cable and relationship of this infrastructure with the proposed Sizewell C proposed outfall and intake for water cooling.
IP-City Centre, 1 Bath Street, Ipswich IP2 8SD

Copies ofthe application documents and the various representations made on the application can be viewed on the Planning Inspectorate's website: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/projects/eastern/galloper-offshore-wind-farm/ Copies ofthe application documents and the representations can also be inspected free ofcharge atthe Planning Inspectorate's office and the following public locations:
Information Available at
Opening Times

The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Directorate, Temple Quay House, Bristol, BS1 6PN

Mon to Fri
10:00am to 4:00pm

Sat & Sun
Closed

Suffolk Coastal District Council offices, Melton Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1AU

Mon to Wed
8:45am to 5:15pm

Thurs 9:30am to 5:15pm

Fri 8:45am to 4.45pm

Sat & Sun
Closed

Leiston-cum-Sizewell Council offices, Main Street, Leiston, IP16 4ER

Mon to Tues
9:00am to 12:30pm

Wed
Closed

Thurs to Fri 9:00am to 12:30pm

Sat & Sun
Closed

Leiston Library, Old Post Office Square, Main Street, Leiston, IP16 4ER

Mon
Closed

Tues
9:30am to 7:30pm

Wed
Closed

Thurs
9:30am to 5.30pm

Fri to Sat
9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Sun
10:00am to 3:00pm

Adleburgh Library, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5EG

Mon
Closed

Tues
10:00am to 5:30pm

Wed
Closed

Thurs
10:00am to 5:30pm

Fri
10:00am to 7:30pm

Sat
9:00am to 1:00pm

Sun
11:00am to 4:00pm

Felixstowe Library, Crescent Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7BY

Mon
Closed

Tues
9:00am to 5:30pm

Weds
9:00am to 7:30pm

Thurs
9:00am to 5:30pm

Fri
9:00am to 7:30pm

Sat
9:00am to 5:00pm

Sun
10:00am to 4:00pm

Harwich Library, Upper Kingsway, Harwich, CO12 3JT

Mon to Tues
9:00am to 6:00pm

Wed
Closed

Thurs to Sat
9:00am to 5:00pm

Sun
Closed

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