Offshore development to come on stream in 2012

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ENERGY company Centrica expects to start generating electricity from its 75-turbine wind farm in The Wash by next September.

Simon Gamage, from the company, told Sutton Bridge Parish Council last week that some work is behind schedule.

The company had intended to put two cables through the sea defences at Wingland and to run five metres under the sea bed, but only one has been installed and fresh consents will be needed from the Environment Agency and South Holland District Council for the second cable.

The second cable will go in to the west of this year’s “breach” and work on that is likely to start in April.

A new order for a footpath diversion will also be needed.

The first wind turbines are due to be installed from February.

Reinstatement works of the sea defence and salt marsh are being monitored in partnership with the Environment Agency.