OK its not a bank for dogs, 'Doggerbank' the much heralded Windfarm development off our North East Coast is currently under PINS for 'Application by Forewind Ltd for an Order Granting Development Consent for the Dogger Bank Teesside A & B Offshore Wind Farm'. The latest Questions to the Panel has a deadline of 5th February 2015. Of some mild interest is the applicants proposal at Wilton, and the status of fishing activities 'in the Dogger Bank Site of Community Interest (SCI)'.
"The applicant has treated fishing activities as part of the environmental baseline and is of the view that fishing should not form part of any in combination assessment." Eh? (is that cos the fishing industry ain't too happy?)
and Page 9:To the applicant, Sembcorp and SABIC (the Wilton parties) (rings a bell?) and page 11 for a disposal site for dredging "Disposal site characterisation (offshore) Forewind notes reference to the MMO’s statement “The applicant has now requested that a disposal site be assigned to the development, to allow for any dredged or drill arisings material to be disposed of within the development boundaries”. Forewind would like to make it clear that it provided the necessary information to apply for a disposal site within the development boundaries on submission of the Application, with a ‘Disposal Site Characterisation Document’ (Ref 6.12.6) submitted as an appendix to the Environmental Statement. It formally requested this in November 2014 and is awaiting further feedback from the MMO."
And for a response to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's issue of noise control, Forewind stated "The undertaker will only undertake a verification report in response to any noise complaint received either directly from a member of the public, complaints received via RCBC, or via concerns raised by the Wilton Complex noise management group, once the plant is in operation." (STFU?)
So, it would appear that the Dogger Bank development and the York Potash Project share some common ground, (on RIES) and the aptly named 'Wilton Complex' is surely not a walk in the park .... best not mention the Ornithology , Razorbacks and Atlantic Puffins ..
Forewind website: http://www.forewind.co.uk/dogger-bank/overview.html
ooh and some simulation too :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=85114404&v=su_DTmv20uE&x-yt-ts=142...
so I guess the rumours the Windfarm weren't 'appening are just that, for now. STFU? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PHdoqU7g74
just in case there are any crossed wires: http://yorkpotash.co.uk/site/assets/files/2623/environmental_statement_p...
spose we could open a book on Windfarm or Potash, round up round up place yer bets place yer bets I'd give say 100/1 Windfarm and 1/100 Potash :-)
hmmm Oil & Gas fighting back : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-31073640
could come in handy : http://cefas.defra.gov.uk/industry-information.aspx