East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm & East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm development consent decisions announced

The applications for the East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarms were granted development consent by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy last week.

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The East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm application was for an offshore wind farm which could consist of up to 67 turbines, generators and associated infrastructure, with an installed capacity of up to 800MW, located 36km from Lowestoft and 42km from Southwold.

The East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm application was for an offshore wind farm which could consist of up to 75 turbines, generators and associated infrastructure, with an installed capacity of up to 900MW, located 37km from Lowestoft and 32km from Southwold.

The applications were submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by?ScottishPower Renewables?on behalf of East Anglia ONE North Limited and East Anglia Two Limited on?25 October 2019?and accepted for Examination on?22 November 2019.

Following Examinations during which the public,?Statutory?Consultees and?Interested?Parties were given the opportunity to give evidence to the Examining Authority, recommendations were made to the Secretary of State on?06 October 2021.?

?These are the 107th and 108th Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and 66th and 67th energy applications respectively to have been examined by The Planning Inspectorate within the timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008.?

The Planning Inspectorate’s Chief Executive, Sarah Richards said:?

“The Planning Inspectorate has examined more than 100?nationally significant infrastructure projects since the Planning Act 2008 process was introduced, ensuring?local communities?have had the?opportunity of being involved in the examination of projects that may affect them.?

These Examinations took place during the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions,?and the Examining Authority worked hard to ensure that local people, the local authority and other Interested Parties were able to fully participate.

The Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to local views and the evidence gathered during the examination before making their recommendations.”

The decisions, the recommendations made by the Examining Authority to the Secretary of State and the evidence considered by the Examining Authority in reaching its recommendations are publicly available on the?project pages of the National Infrastructure Planning website.?

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