Round Two Consultation Report By First Flight Wind Published


First Flight Wind Consultations…

First Flight Wind has published its Round Two Consultation Summary Report.

This latest report outlines the results of the second round of consultations with members of the community about the offshore wind project, which involved information days and community presentations from the 9 September until 31 October 2013.

[caption id="attachment_35214" align="alignleft" width="398"]First Flight Wind has published its second consultation document. First Flight Wind has published its Round Two Consultation Report. [/caption]

The purpose of the second round of consultations was to update local communities on the project’s development activities and to gauge public opinion on some specific design considerations. In total, 659 members of the public provided over 720 comments and questions, with 212 Round Two Consultation questionnaires completed.

The summary report highlights what individuals said to First Flight Wind and how those views are being taken into account in the development of the project.

The summary report can be viewed on the project website:  :

and copies will be made available at our designated project information points along the Co. Down coast.

In addition, the consultation on the offshore scoping report, which was published for a 6 week period of public review in February 2014, closed on 11 April. The aim of the offshore scoping report is to determine the issues that should be assessed in the offshore parts of the Environmental Impact Assessment.

Jack Farnham of First Flight Wind commented: I would like to thank those individuals and organisations who viewed the offshore scoping report and contacted us with comment during the six week consultation period. We will now take time to assess these comments and will publish a summary of the consultation responses in June on our website, alongside the formal scoping opinion from DoE and DETI.

The completed Environmental Impact Assessment for both offshore and onshore elements of the project will be submitted to DoE and DETI in 2016 as part of the consent applications for the proposed offshore wind farm.