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UK CONSENT FOR WORLD'S BIGGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM

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The biggest offshore wind farm in the world will be built in the Thames Estuary....
The biggest offshore wind farm in the world will be built in the Thames Estuary.

A third of London's three million households will receive electricity from the London Array and Thanet schemes, the government said today.

The London Array will consist of 341 turbines, five offshore sub-stations and four meteorological masts. They will rise from the sea 20km off the Kent and Essex coasts and will occupy an area 232km2 in size stretching between Margate and Clacton.

Environment secretary David Miliband said:

'We expect this will be the first of a number of large-scale offshore wind farms in the UK and will provide real impetus for the continued developments in the offshore renewable energy sector that will benefit generations to come.

'Working with the developers and those engaged in the broader environmental debate throughout the challenging application process ensured that all the environmental issues were addressed.'

DECISION TO APPROVE WINDFARM COULD NOT BE FAULTED

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