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DONG Energy announces further consultation dates for Hornsea Project Three

29th June 2017
DONG Energy will return to Norfolk in September to exhibit new information and once again seek the community’s views on its proposed offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project Three.

This will be the third round of community consultation events held by DONG Energy to ensure the project develops in a way that is appropriate to the area and the people that live in the region.

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

This report will also form the basis of statutory consultation which will take place over summer 2017.

Stuart Livesey, Project Development Manager, said:

“I’d like to thank everyone that took the time to come to our events in March. Since then we have been working hard to consider all feedback and to further refine our proposals.

“In the PEIR and at the upcoming events, we’ll share the proposed onshore HVAC booster station location and onshore substation location in the vicinity of Norwich Main National Grid substation, so we would encourage anyone who wants to know more to come along if they can, and if not to get in touch.

“We’ve already listened to feedback from the public and made real changes both to the project plan and how we communicate with people.

“For example we heard local landowners’ concerns about the burial depth of the underground cables, and as a result we have extended the minimum depth to allow the farmers to comfortably plough their land once the cables have been installed. The proposed booster station location has been refined based on public feedback and technical assessments.

“We are determined to operate as a fully transparent project and really don’t want to have any negative impact on the community or environment. If there are any uncertainties and clarification is needed, please just ask. This project could contribute significantly to the UK’s energy needs, and it absolutely must be developed in a way that will limit disturbance as much as possible.”

The summary of the views expressed at the March events is now online and also includes responses to frequently asked questions and sets out the next steps for the Project.

Hornsea Project Three has the potential to significantly contribute towards the UK’s carbon targets and, if fully developed at 2.4 gigawatts (GW), would provide enough power to meet the average daily needs of well over 2 million UK homes.

Phase 2 Community Consultation Events

Venue Date Event Time
Swardeston Village Hall Monday 4th September 2017 3pm – 7pm
King’s Centre, Norwich Tuesday 5th September 2017 4pm – 7:30pm
Corpusty and Saxthorpe Village Hall Wednesday 6thSeptember 2017 4pm – 8pm
Weybourne Village Hall Thursday 7th September 2017 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Reepham Town Hall Friday 8th September 2017 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Hall for All, Weston Longville Tuesday 12thSeptember 2017 4pm – 7:30pm
Holt Community Centre Wednesday 13thSeptember 4pm – 7:30pm

 

About Hornsea Project Three

  • Hornsea Project Three is a proposed offshore windfarm, 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 of 2.4GW it would provide enough power for well over 2 million homes
  • The Project team is exploring an offshore area of up to 696 km2, which is more than 17 times the size of Norwich

Source credit: http://www.dongenergy.co.uk/news/press-releases/articles/dong-energy-announces-further-consultation-dates-for-hornsea-project-three

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