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Amanda Holden objects to offshore wind farm at her home in Sussex

Amanda Holden backs war on offshore wind farm with turbines 1066ft higher than Eiffel Tower that would devastate West Sussex coast

  • Amanda Holden wants to block construction of giant 1066ft high wind farms
  • German energy company RWE wants to build offshore wind farm
  • The planned wind farm will be visible from homes along the West Sussex coast
  • The company aims to build the farm that will be the size of the Isle of Wight



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Amanda Holden supports a campaign to stop a wind farm with turbines bigger than the Eiffel Tower from destroying one of Britain’s most beautiful coastlines.

Britain’s Got Talent judge is angry at plans by German energy company RWE to build the gigantic towers of up to 1066 feet within sight of the West Sussex coast.

She has offered her support to thousands of local activists fighting to shut down the new site called Rampion 2, which will cover an area the size of the Isle of Wight just eight miles from the coast.

Amanda Holden was upset when she learned of the plans during a pre-Christmas weekend in the seaside town of Middleton-on-Sea with her celebrity friends Tamzin Outhwaite and Lisa Faulkner

Amanda Holden was upset when she learned of the plans during a pre-Christmas weekend in the seaside town of Middleton-on-Sea with her celebrity friends Tamzin Outhwaite and Lisa Faulkner

The proposed wind turbines will be taller than the Eiffel Tower

The proposed wind turbines will be taller than the Eiffel Tower

The proposed wind turbines will be taller than the Eiffel Tower

The TV star was upset when she learned of the plans during a pre-Christmas weekend in the seaside town of Middleton-on-Sea with her celebrity friends Tamzin Outhwaite and Lisa Faulkner.

After opposing plans for wind farms near her Norfolk holiday home in 2009, Ms Holden has now joined Tory MPs, environmentalists and locals to urge RWE to move turbines further offshore. or in the North Sea.

RWE’s existing Rampion 1 site, which has been criticized as an eyesore, features 110-meter-tall turbines that power 350,000 homes. Rampion 2 will have up to 116 turbines that generate enough energy to power a million households. Campaigners have warned that the towers of the new project, which are one meter higher than the 1063 ft Eiffel Tower in Paris, will dwarf existing turbines and be a bigger eyesore. They are also angry that the site will be built just eight miles offshore, with the government recommending that the turbines be built at least 14 miles offshore.

Campaigner Zoe Visram said, “At 14 miles away, the winds are stronger and have been proven to generate up to 60 percent more power as a result.”

She pointed out that Rampion 2 will be visible along 80 miles of the West Sussex coastline, from Bognor Regis in the west to Newhaven in the east with Brighton Beach in the middle.

RWE, which conducted a nine-week online consultation, is about to submit its application to the Planning Inspectorate, led by Michael Gove’s Department for Leveling Up, Housing and Communities.

Because the wind farm has national significance, the planning process will bypass the municipalities. Campaigners complain that residents and politicians no longer have a voice as a result. Environmentalists have also warned that a 22-mile cable connecting Rampion 2 to the National Grid runs through South Downs National Park and will destroy marine life and an Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty.

However, RWE said Rampion 2 will meet the energy needs of at least one million households a year and prevent the release of 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

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