More Bicker Fen consultation

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People living around a proposed 49-acre electricity substation to connect the planned Triton Knoll offshore windfarm to the National Grid at Bicker Fen will have a longer consultation period to air their views.

Open days where the public could see the underground cables route and four optional sites for the substation in the Bicker Fen area were held earlier this month at Swineshead and Bicker village halls.

Now RWE npower Renewables has extended the consultation period following requests from the public.

The renewable energy company is sending out hundreds of additional copies of questionnaire and information booklets to residents, and the consultation documents are also available online at www.npower-renewables.com/tritonknoll.

A decision is expected this summer on plans for the windfarm off the coast near Skegness, which would produce energy for up to 850,000 homes.

MP for Boston and Skegness Mark Simmonds has already spoken out against the infrastructure proposals on behalf of Bicker Fen residents.

Triton Knoll project manager Jacob Hain said: “Over 700 people have attended events throughout the county; it’s a great example of localism in action.”