There are hundreds of documents that make up SPR's Applications and we hope that this small selection will assist you in the issue(s) you have chosen to write about in your Written Representation (WR). When referring to any documents, please use the prefix APP-XXX so the Inspectors can find it easily.
You may wish to first read section para 31.3 of "Chapter 31 – Conclusions" as it will give you a taste of what SPR’s desk top studies reveal and their views on each Chapter– mainly: they will mitigate, there is no impact, there is minimal impact, there is no measurable impact (ie no desk top studies to reference), the Decommission effects will be no worse than the Construction effects of 4-7 years up to 30 years of operation and they don't state how long Decommission will take. There are many more areas where there is not enough information. We need to challenge these.
The above Chapters will often refer you to two other sections:
We hope the above selection of documents will be of assistance in evidencing your arguments and disputing SPR's ill-conceived plans. A full list of SPR application documents can be found in the Examination Library.
THE SEAS TEAM
Looking at the existing regimes, questions have arisen regarding the suitability of the current regulatory regime for offshore wind. It is currently heavily concentrated on competitiveness, which is considered beneficial for consumers. That means that currently there is no sharing of infrastructure, and each wind farm has an individual connection to transmit the power that it generates. There are three material concerns with this: it is financially inefficient; it has a negative environmental impact; it may have a negative impact on coastal communities where connections make landfall.
Eight Offshore Wind Energy Projects are widely believed to be planned to connect to the National Grid at Friston (this does not include future windfarm projects as a result of the seabed leases awarded by the Crown Estate in relation to the Round 4 process). Cumulative impact means eight substations and interconnectors constructed sequentially or consecutively. Plus, the addition of a nuclear power station, one of the largest in the world. This will be the largest complex of energy infrastructure in the U.K. situated in one of the most fragile ecosystems in the U.K. These are judged to be ill-conceived plans where the process of choosing the site for the mega infrastructure hub is shown to be flawed. There are a number of better alternative brownfield sites for this designated vast complex.