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Consultation confirmation EA1N EA2

Date released
19 February 2020
Request number
Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information requested

I am writing to ask for confirmation of effective consultation with Scottish Power regarding nuclear emergency planning during consultation phases for proposed wind farm projects EA1N & EA2.

It is understood from submissions on the PINs website that Suffolk County Councils Emergency Planner has queried whether ONR has been consulted with for these projects. I have tried to find documents to confirm due diligence and correspondence with the ONR via the applications supporting submissions on the Planning Inspectorate website but there are no records.

Please can you confirm ONR was involved in and effectively consulted with for both EA1N & EA2?
Please can you forward copies of correspondence with the developer regarding EA1N & EA2 proposals.

Information released

 In relation to the East Anglia TWO (EA2) and East Anglia ONE North (EA1N) offshore wind farm projects, and specifically effective consultation with ONR, I can confirm the following:

ONR subsequently registered as an Interested Party on the PINS website for both projects and will provide consultation responses during the DCO examination phase when invited to do so by PINS.

Please see the attached two email exchanges dated 10 December 2019. Some information has been redacted because it contains personal data. The personal data has been withheld using the exemption section 40 (Personal information) of the FOIA. The exemption allows public authorities to protect personal information. This is an absolute exemption so does not require a Public Interest Test. Please refer to the Information Commissioner’s Office website for full details.

Exemptions applied

Section 40

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable