Colin Plant Associates (UK) were commissioned by RPS to undertake a preliminary examination of invertebrate habitats at a site on Cleve Marshes, Kent on the proposed cable route from the offshore wind farm to a proposed sub-station at Cleve Hill farm. Examination of the water beetle fauna was also requested as well as a scoping exercise for further beetle surveys in particular and wider invertebrate surveys in general. The site was visited on 28th September 2004. Aquatic beetles were sampled using a pond net of mesh diameter 0.5 millimetres, taking care to sample all available micro-habitat feature that were evident in the ditches. Terrestrial invertebrate sampling was not undertaken; because of the late date in the year, there were almost no terrestrial invertebrates in evidence.