DONG Energy will be holding an additional round of consultation events in Norfolk in March 2017, in response to interest from the community on the proposed
Hornsea Project Three offshore windfarm.
Over 170 people attended the initial
community consultation events in October and November last year. The upcoming events have been organised to provide early information on the refinement of the proposed route for the onshore cables, build upon the company’s understanding of local concerns and share how it proposes to address them.
Stuart Livesey, Hornsea Project Three Project Development Manager, said: “A big thank you to those that attended our events last year, it was hugely helpful to hear the community’s views. We’ve taken on board the feedback we received from the first round of events and have since updated the project plans.
“We recognise that a key concern for people is to ensure they are kept informed about the project, and are able to have a say on the plans as they develop. The project proposal continues to mature and the area of consultation has been refined, so we’ve organised these extra events, so we’ve organised these extra events to share the updated plans and give people a further chance to comment.” Hornsea Project Three will be located approximately 120km from the North Norfolk Coast and if built out to full capacity (2.4 gigawatts) will be capable of generating enough renewable energy for well over 2 million homes, five times the number of homes in Norfolk.
The project will not be visible from the Norfolk shore, however electricity generated by the wind farm will be connected into Norwich Main National Grid Substation via buried onshore cables, and it will also require a new onshore substation in the vicinity of National Grid’s.
The company encourages interested members of the public to attend the events and comment on the plans, which have progressed somewhat since those shown late last year. Stuart continued: “We have been working closely with stakeholders such as local landowners to understand their views on the project, and want to emphasise that at this stage the consultation is still very much ongoing, and no final decisions have been made.
Understanding which areas are most important for the local community is key, and the feedback gathered at these consultation events will help us to shape our proposal going forward. There are still plenty of opportunities for people to engage and have their say, and we really encourage them to do so.”
Feedback from the initial consultation, available in a
Consultation Summary report showed that 75% supported the project.
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Thursday 2nd March 2017
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Reepham Town Hall, Church Street, Reepham, Norwich, NR10 4JW
Friday 3rd March 2017
3pm – 7pm
Weybourne Village Hall, Beach Lane, Weybourne, Holt, NR25 7AH
Monday 6th March 2017
1pm – 5pm
The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH
Tuesday 7th March 2017
3pm – 7pm
Hall for All, Church Street, Weston Longville, Norwich, NR9 5JU
Wednesday 8th March 2017
3pm – 7pm
Corpusty and Saxthorpe Village Hall, Heydon Road, Corpusty, NR11 6QQ
Thursday 9th March 2017
4pm – 8pm
Holt Community Centre, Kerridge Way, Holt, NR25 6DN
Friday 10th March 2017
2pm – 6pm
Swardeston Social Club and Village Hall, The Common, Swardeston Common, Norwich, NR14 8DX
There are a number of ways you can get in touch to let us know your views:
- Visit our website:
- Send us an email:
- Call our Freephone information line: 0800 0288 466
- Send us a letter: Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm, c/o Emily Woolfenden, DONG Energy Power (UK) Ltd, 5 Howick Place, Victoria, London, SW1P 1WG
- Follow us on twitter: @DONGEnergyUK #HornseaProject3