The proposed Atlantic Array wind farm would be one of the largest in the world.
Despite its name it would be located within the Bristol Channel, with Gower and Pembrokeshire to the north and Lundy and Devon to the south.
The developers, RWE npower, have obtained development rights from the Crown Estates. They have a statutory obligation to carry out public consultations before they can seek planning permission from the UK-wide Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC). The initial 2-month consultation was carried out without much fanfare and submissions had to be received before 5pm on 10th November 2011.
The final specification had not been produced. The environmental assessment had not been completed. Some of the views prepared for the public consultation were incomplete or gave an unrealistic view. The proposal covers only part of the area which has been designated for potential wind turbine development so a successful application could result in a subsequent expansion.
Another round of publicity roadshows is now underway. There was a presentation at Rhossili on Sunday 29th July 2012.