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East Anglia: Green light given for giant offshore wind farm

Go-ahead for Anglia One offshore wind farm

Go-ahead for Anglia One offshore wind farm

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Developers have been given the go-ahead to build the country’s biggest offshore wind farm off the coast of our region.

East Anglia One Offshore Wind, a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, today received consent from the Department for Energy & Climate Change.

The 1200MW project off the coast of East Anglia is the largest renewable energy scheme to receive planning consent in England and Wales.

Developers predict that three years of construction and 20 years of operations and maintenance could deliver £500m for the regional economy, and that enough power could be generated to meet the equivalent annual electricity demands of about 820,000 homes.

Construction of up to 240 wind turbines across an area of 300km2 in the southern North Sea could begin in 2017, with the first power exported in 2019.

It is the first of six potential projects in the East Anglia Zone and could support up to 2,700 jobs across the UK during the construction phase, feeding more than £170m into the UK economy for each year of construction. More than 1,600 construction jobs could be supported in the East Anglia region alone, adding more than £100m to the regional economy annually during construction.

Blues fans of all ages have gathered at Portman Road today to meet their heroes ahead of the start of the new season.

A new primary school in Red Lodge which is due to open in September 2018 will be run by Chilford Hundred Education Trust (CHET), the Secretary of State for Education has confirmed.

The parents of seven-year-old Maya Kantengule who drowned at her best friend’s birthday pool party in Burgh St Peter last year say her death has ‘left a void that is difficult to fill’.

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A man in his 50s has suffered a head injury after falling 10 metres on a construction site in Aldeburgh this morning.

A two-car collision in Civic Drive is currently causing traffic delays in Ipswich town centre.

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