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​View the latest information on our proposed development as it evolves.

Find out more about our proposal, the planning process and how you can get involved.

 

 

About the Project


Learn about the project background, progress, details of the proposed area, and when we will be hosting public consultation events.

 

 

 

 

Interactive Map


We have updated our interactive map to include more detail on the path of the cable route. Use the legend below to customize the map according to your needs.

Resource Centre


Read the latest news about the project, access the document library, and register your interest to stay up to date with the project.

 

 

 

Meet the Team 


As the project progresses we thought it would be nice to share some of the stories behind the scenes so that you can see what goes into planning and building a huge infrastructure project such as this.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Consultation Dates 27 July - 20 September

Everything you need to know about the 
Public Consultation.  

 

Your feedback is important to us. Our formal consultation is an opportunity for you to influence our proposal.

During this formal consultation

We are asking you to comment on the findings of initial surveys and assessments detailed in our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) and supporting consultation materials. Let us know your thoughts on our refined plans in these documents.

 

 

 

Come to our community consultation events

In parallel to our formal consultation we will hold a series of community consultation events, where you can view the latest plans and speak directly with members of the Project team.

 

For more information on this consultation, including locations where the consultation materials can be accessed free of charge, see here [link to consultation overview].

 

Please note that certain survey work is ongoing and will continue to feed in our refinement process along with the results of this round of consultation.

 

 

 

How can you respond?

We welcome all your comments on Hornsea Project Three and the PEIR. Any responses to, or other representations in respect of, Hornsea Three and/or the PEIR should be sent to DONG Energy.

 

​Email HornseaProjectThree@dongenergy.co.uk
Post ​Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

DONG Energy, 5 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1WG

​Online ​Feedback Form  

 

DONG Energy requests that any response or representation in respect of the proposed DCO must be;

  • received by DONG Energy no later than 20th September 2017 to be considered;
  • be made in writing;
  • state the grounds of the response or representation;
  • indicate who is making the response or representation; and
  • provide an address to which any correspondence relating to the response or representation may be sent.

Please note that responses and other representations will be recorded in the Consultation Report and may be made public.


Guidance on the pre-application process and the Act can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website.

 

​After the consultation

The consultation closes on 20 September 2017, we will review of the feedback we have received and will incorporate your comments into the final design which we will submit to the Planning Inspectorate in 2018.

 

A Consultation Report will be produced and submitted as part of our application. This report will provide a summary of the responses received and will explain how we have taken feedback into account in developing our final proposal.

 

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About the project

Learn about the project background, progress, details of the proposed area, and when we will be hosting public consultation events.

 


Where is it located?

 

DONG Energy is proposing to develop a new offshore wind farm (Hornsea Project Three), in the North Sea, off the North Norfolk Coast.

 

The Project team is exploring an offshore area of up to 696 km2, which is more than 17 times the size of Norwich, and over 120 km offshore, over three times the distance from Norwich to Cromer.

 

The proposed wind farm will be capable of generating up to 2,400 MW of electricity, enough to meet the average daily needs of well over 2 million homes.

 

 

Public Consultation

We at DONG Energy want to hear your views on our proposed Project.

Throughout this consultation period, we will do everything we can to make sure that everyone who may feel a direct or indirect impact from our proposed development, and wants to make their views known, has an opportunity to do so. We recognise that you and your community offer an extensive pool of local knowledge, and want to work with you to address any concerns you may have to help shape the Project as it develops.  

We recognise that effective consultation means balancing the tension between early engagement, when plans are fluid enough for you to influence their direction, and presenting proposals that are firm enough to allow you to comment effectively. For this reason, we plan to hold a minimum of two rounds of public consultation events.

We are committed to open, honest and inclusive engagement, and will support anyone who wishes to become involved, whether it be to share his or her views or simply find out more about the Project. We want to keep you informed throughout the consultation period and beyond, and will make sure that you receive proper feedback, so you know what views were expressed during the consultation, how they changed the plans for the project, and in instances where we did not make any changes, we will explain why this was the case.

 

Phase 2 Community Consultation Event Dates

Venue Date Event Time
Swardeston Village HallMonday 4th September 20173pm – 7pm
King's Centre, Norwich Tuesday 5th September 20174pm – 7:30pm
Corpusty and Saxthorpe Village HallWednesday 6th September 20174pm – 8pm
Weybourne Village HallThursday 7th September 20173:30pm – 7:30pm
Reepham Town HallFriday 8th September 20173:30pm – 7:30pm
Hall for All, Weston LongvilleTuesday 12th September 20174pm – 7:30pm
Holt Community Centre Wednesday 13th September4pm – 7:30pm

 

 

Community Consultation Events

Community Consultation Events​ ​Dates ​Event Overview ​Feedback Summary
​Round 1
Phase 1
​31/10/2016 - 09/11/2016 ​View OverviewView Report
​Round 2
Phase 1.B
​02/03/2017 - 10/03/2017View OverviewView Report
​Round 3
Phase 2
​04/09/2017 - 13/09/2017Available soonAvailable soon

 

Planning Process

​As a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) , the Project must apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO) . Consents for the offshore wind farm, offshore and onshore cable route including substations will be included in the DCO.

In England and Wales, the DCO is examined by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), who will consider a number of issues, including the impacts on the local area, and must be satisfied that we have undertaken sufficient pre-application consultation with local communities under consultation requirements contained in section 42 (statutory consultees) and section 47 (local communities) of the Planning Act 2008.

If the application is accepted, PINS will then coordinate the examination of our application with an independent Examining Authority panel, who will in turn make a recommendation to the Secretary of State (SoS) for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The SoS will then review and comment on this before making a decision on whether to grant Development Consent.

Visit the Planning Inspectorate website for:

 

Timeline

Hornsea Project Three is currently in the pre-application phase for a Development Consent Order, the major consent required to allow the development to proceed. The diagram below outlines the consultation process in the lead up to submission of our DCO application in 2018. Phase One (informal) consultation will take place until Q3 2017, before a second phase of consultation (Phase Two) on the Preliminary Environmental Information is conducted. There will be a minimum of two rounds of community consultation events, one per phase.

If this is successful, construction of the offshore wind farm is anticipated to take place between 2022 and 2025*.


 

*Please note that all dates listed above are estimates and subject to change. This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available.

Background

​DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark, with UK head offices in Central London and numerous site offices around the UK. We are the world leader in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms, with over 3,000 MW of operational capacity globally.

In August 2015, DONG Energy acquired the rights to develop the Hornsea Zone from SMart Wind Ltd, who were originally awarded the zone in The Crown Estate Round 3 bid process. To date, Hornsea Project One and Hornsea Project Two have both received planning consent, and Hornsea Project One is currently under construction after reaching Final Investment Decision in February 2016.

We are now exploring the potential to develop a third project in the zone, Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm, which is currently in the early pre-application stage for a DCO. For more information on how you can get involved, please see our section on Public Consultation.

For more information on other Hornsea Projects, click on the links below:

Hornsea Project One
Hornsea Project Two


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Meet the Team

As the project progresses we thought it would be nice to share some of the stories behind the scenes so that you can see what goes into planning and building a huge infrastructure project such as this. Each month, we'll bring you an update from a member of the team. Read our stories below.

 

 

From submarine wrecks to drones - find out what a Geographic Information Systems Specialist entailsFrom submarine wrecks to drones - find out what a Geographic Information Systems Specialist entails

As the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist for Hornsea Project Three, I’m responsible for collecting and visualising the spatial data to aid the project team in designing all aspects of the offshore wind farm.

​As the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist for Hornsea Project Three, I’m responsible for collecting and visualising the spatial data to aid the project team in designing all aspects of the offshore wind farm. Although I sit within the technical team, I work very closely with the wider team and I am involved in developing all aspects of the proposal, from the turbines to our grid connection at Norwich.

I do tend to make a lot of maps, like the interactive map that you can use just below. But I also create maps used at external meetings and at our community consultation events, however, the job is so much more than that! I also analyse a lot of data which assists the project in deciding what goes where, this includes studying submarine wrecks and geological features at a resolution never seen before.

GIS technology has advanced considerably in the past decade and I enjoy trialling out new tools, which allow us to present project information in new and exciting ways. I’m currently obtaining two surveys, one using a drone and the other with a plane, which will generate detailed and up to date information on the proposed cable corridor.

Image above show how a GIS map could be developed. Renderings of 3D buildings are placed on a map to show spatial awareness.

I am also working with a specialist company to create a fully interactive 3D model of the offshore wind farm, including the onshore cable corridor and the proposed sites for locating the onshore HVAC booster station* and Onshore Substation**. This model will be available online shortly and at our next set of community consultation events. These types of tools are really important to enable members of the public to see what the wind farm might look like when it is built.

 

It’s exciting working on such a large-scale project from the very beginning and knowing that if successful, and taken forwards by DONG Energy, the dots drawn on our maps may end up as spinning turbines out at sea.

 

 

 

*The High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) booster station is a giant transformer which increases the current to reduce resistance and therefore electrical losses over longer distances.
**The Onshore Substation is where the electricity generated by our offshore wind turbines will connect into the National Grid. It is transmitted from the offshore wind farm to the shore by cables buried under the sea, then onshore by cables buried underground.

 

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Interactive Map

We have updated our interactive map to include more detail on the path of the cable route. Use the legend below to customize the map according to your needs.

  1. Enter your postcode

    Enter your postcode using the search bar at the top of the map.

  2. Customize your search

    Use these icons to define exactly what you're looking for.
    Note: Remember to print off any changes before exiting or refreshing the page as changes will not be saved
    ​Legend
    This will show you what the markings on the map mean
    Layers
    Options that are available include district council offices, parish councils and our Community Access Points (CAP sites)
    Print
    You can print this map and export to various formats
    Measure
    Click at least 2 points on the map to measure distances, get exact locations, or zone out an entire area
    Draw
    Use this feature if you'd like to make notes or mark specific parts in the map

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Contact Us

 

Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm, c/o Emily Woolfenden
DONG Energy Power (UK) Ltd,
5 Howick Place
Victoria, London, SW1P 1WG 

 

Telephone: 0800 0288 466

Email: Contact@hornsea-project-three.co.uk
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