Hornsea Project Three consultation events to start 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 offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project Three.

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.

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 September 20th 2017.

Stuart Livesey, Project Development Manager, said:

"We're looking forward to returning to Norfolk next week and hearing people's view on our updated plans. We know there is a balance between early engagement, when plans are fluid enough to be influenced, and presenting proposals that are clear and defined enough to allow people to comment effectively, which is why we've held three series of events over the course of a year.

"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.

"We're also excited to be exhibiting at North Norfolk District Council's "Greenbuild - Celebrating Norfolk" event over the weekend [9-10 September] where our team will be on hand to answer any questions, as well as share a virtual reality tour up the world's biggest wind turbines."

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.

Free USB sticks with the full documents have also been left at various council offices and libraries along the proposed cable route.

The full PEIR Documents can be found online here.

For more information on the proposals and our events visit our Project website.

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 6th September 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 12th September 2017 4pm – 7:30pm
Holt Community Centre Wednesday 13th September 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