Have your say on Bicker Fen substation and its connection to Triton Knoll

Jacob Hain
Jacob Hain
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Residents affected by the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will be able to attend exhibits and ask questions with a series of events starting in Bicker today (Tuesday).

RWE Innogy, the company behind the project, will be at Bicker Village Hall, on Cemetery Road, from 2-8pm to discuss the final design options for how the windfarm will connect to the substation at Bicker Fen.

This event will be followed by events in Stickney Community Hall and Frithville Village Hall on Saturday and Sunday respectively, both from noon-5pm.

During the events, which form part of the five week statutory consultation period which started on October 15, there will be a chance to check out a number of displays and speak to a number of the team involved in all aspects of the project.

RWE Innogy UK’s project manager for Triton Knoll Jacob Hain said: “This consultation is about refining the proposals in advance of the planning application. The aim is to hold public exhibitions to help provide detailed information.”

He encouraged as many people as possible to participate and said it didn’t matter which event they attended.

Mr Hain said, in a previous consultation in 2013, feedback from Bicker residents had raised concerns over works traffic flowing through the village and to mitigate that, the company had designed a new road just for works vehicles connected to the A17.

He added that the company knew people would still be asking ‘why is the project going to be located at Bicker Fen?’ and said the company would endeavour to answer the question.

He said: “Over time I think people have been led to believe that a better alternative to Bicker Fen exists. This is a question we’re looking to address.

“We have got an answer to that and we hope to be able to explain that to people.”

The deadline for consultation is 5pm on November 19, for more information visit www.rweinnogy.com/tritonknoll or email tritonknoll@rwe.com.