Vestas is to launch a community consultation for wind turbine factory at Sheerness


Vestas is launching a public consultation ahead of the submission of a planning application to Swale Borough Council for their wind turbine manufacturing facility at the port of Sheerness. The application is expected to be submitted towards the end of this year and is likely to request change of use to the site. The initial proposals will be presented at a series of community consultation events for local residents and businesses, starting at Rose Street in Sheerness on September 17.

The proposed investment, which was announced in May, could create around 2,000 jobs and contribute very positively to the economic development of Sheerness and the surrounding area.

Councillor Andrew Bowles, Leader of Swale Borough Council, said: “We welcome this public consultation, as it will allow the community to look at the proposals as well as being able to meet the team to ask any questions or raise any concerns. The public input into this consultation is a very important part of the planning process, and so we hope that as many members of the community as possible will get involved.”

A consultation website has been set up so that you can keep up to date with the proposals, register your interest in attending one of the consultation events, and tell the team what you think along the way. For further information you can visit www.wtm-sheerness.co.uk or email any questions you may have to enquiries@wtm-sheerness.co.uk.

The roadshows are being held at the following dates and times:

The Market, Rose Street
Sheerness
17 September
9.30am to 12.00pm

Heritage Centre
Blue Town
19 September
9.30am to 12.00pm

St Peter’s Hall
Halfway
19 September
2.00pm to 4.30pm

The Gateway
Queenborough
20 September
9.30am to 12.00pm

Healthy Living Centre
Sheerness
20 September
2.00pm to 6.30pm

Village Hall
Leysdown
21 September
9.30am to 12.00pm

Abbey Church Hall
Minster
21 September
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Railway Station
Sheerness
26 September
9.30am to 12.00pm

Community Centre
Warden Bay
26 September
2.00pm to 6.00pm

Village Hall
Eastchurch
27 September
2.00pm to 6.00pm

The Forum
Sittingbourne
29 September
2.00pm to 6.00pm

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