DONG’s Hornsea Project Three Team in Norfolk Next Week

DONG Energy is returning to Norfolk next week to exhibit new information and once again seek the community’s views on its proposed 2.4GW Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm.

Seven consultation events will take place across the region at which the company will present the findings of initial surveys and assessments in what is known as a Preliminary Environmental Information report (PEIR).

This report also forms the basis of the formal statutory consultation which is open for people to comment on until 20 September 2017.

The PEIR contains updated information including a refined onshore cable corridor, and proposed locations for both the onshore High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) booster station near to Little Barningham and north of Corpusty, and the onshore substation, which will be just south of Norwich near Swardeston.

“There will be new information presented at these round of events, as the Project has matured further since our last events in March. We wish to be clear that there is still time to comment and potentially influence the proposal, so if people have specific questions or concerns they should get in touch and if they can, come and speak to myself or a member of the Hornsea Three team at one of the events. For anyone who can’t make it to the events, all material will be made available via the Project website including online feedback forms to submit your queries, suggestions and concerns,” Stuart Livesey, Project Development Manager, said.

Hornsea Project Three is a proposed offshore wind farm which will be located 120km off the North Norfolk Coast, over three times the distance from Norwich to Cromer. If built to the full capacity, it would provide enough power for well over 2 million homes, DONG said.

The project team is exploring an offshore area of up to 696km2, which is more than 17 times the size of Norwich.