The following Series contains the Gunfleet Sands 3 Demonstration Project (GFS 3 Demo) Environmental Statement (ES), including the accompanying appendices and non-technical summary. The Project submitted this ES as part of an application for consent to construct two demonstration turbines and inter-turbine cables (i.e. offshore works only). This ES documents all findings from the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which was undertaken in accordance with the relevant regulations and guidance at the time of writing. The ES for this project was prepared by RPS Energy in conjunction with specialist support from ABPMer, LDA Design, Anatec and Bond Pearce. A key point to note with regard to the scope of the EIA process for this project is the extensive data set currently available to inform the ES. This data primarily consisted of studies, surveys and assessments carried out in support of the GFS 1 and 2 ES's (GE Wind Energy, 2002; DONG Energy, 2007). This ES draws primarily upon data and impact assessments from the GFS 2 ES due to both proximity of study site and relevance of data. In addition, in carrying out the EIA for GFS 3 Demo, the baseline and impact assessment for the GFS 2 project were updated with data collected since the submission of the GFS 2 ES.
Onshore Addendum Report
Non-Technical Summary - December 2010
Offshore Addendum Report
Non-Technical Summary Update - October 2011