Poynings & Edburton road closures

Dogleg closure
The dog-leg that connects Poynings to the Saddlescombe Road will be closed from Monday 15th February until Friday 19th February. More details here but the notice appears to be incorrect judging from the diversion signs already posted.

If you were thinking that you might escape from Fulking by driving in the opposite direction, that’s tough, the Edburton Road is also closed, for the same period (rat underpass work). Stock up and stay put.

Rat underpass

The sun sets on Twineham

Mud hut with solar panel and coot Twineham solar farm Phillip Coote

Phillip Coote (Con, Crawley Down and Turners Hill) asked if they should “all live in mud huts and burn wood” instead.

Colin Trumble (Con, Hurstpierpoint and Downs) added: “In terms of planning there’s not a lot we can do about it, but I do feel sympathy with the people and the villagers who are going to be affected.”

Annie Hirst, chairman of Twineham Parish Council, spoke of their “disappointment” at the officers’ decision to recommend the application be approved, and felt the large-scale solar farm would have an “additional cumulative industrialising effect” on the area.

[With apologies to Princeton University for the wilful abuse of their photograph.]

SDNPA Cabling FAQ

Cable pulling Rampion trench duct E.ON
Work is due to start this month on the cable ducts that will provide Lancing and Worthing rats with a safe and sheltered route from Brooklands Pleasure Park to Bolney. Click on the image above for the SDNPA’s notes on the matter. A map of the Edburton rat underpass can be found here.

Lancing the boil

Lancing Parish Hall mapE.ON encourages local people to come along to a drop-in exhibition that the company is holding to provide details of the final design and construction plans for the Rampion wind farm. Members of the project team will be available to answer questions. Following the election, the project was given the green light last month. Construction and preparatory work for the onshore cable route, which will take power from landfall at Brooklands Pleasure Park in Lancing to the onshore substation at Twineham, is now beginning. Initial work will include ‘ecological mitigation’, prior to construction beginning on the underground cable route from late July. The event will be held at Jubilee Hall, Lancing Parish Hall, 96 South Street, Lancing BN15 8AJ on Tuesday 16 June 2015 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. Parking is available behind the hall, accessible via Chester Avenue. Press release.

Meet the Buyer

Meet the buyer
E.ON will be hosting a(nother) Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Meet the Buyer event on 29th January from 10:00am until 3:00pm. The venue is to be confirmed but will be between Worthing and Shoreham. The aim of the event is to inform local companies who are interested in supplying products and services relating to the onshore cabling and onshore substation elements of the project.