Government blocks plans for extension to Vattenfall's Thanet offshore wind farm

Cecilia Keating
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Vattenfall's 300MW Thanet wind farm has been operational since 2010.
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Vattenfall's 300MW Thanet wind farm has been operational since 2010.

The government yesterday refused development consent for a 34-turbine extension to the Thanet wind farm off the coast of Kent, citing concerns about the project's impact on shipping, ports and marine navigation.

The government has refused planning permission to a 340MW extension to Vattenfall's Thanet wind farm off the southeast coast of England, dealing a blow to the company's plans to expand the site's renewable...

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