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Norfolk Vanguard

We are exploring the potential to develop one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms

Consultation process

The consultation process

Get involved

Vattenfall is committed to honest, open and effective engagement with the communities in which it operates.

We will be undertaking a programme of non-statutory (informal) and statutory (formal) consultation over the course of the pre-application period up to the submission of the application in 2018. This is essential in allowing us to understand the local area and develop the best possible proposal.

Did you miss our first drop-in events?

Take part online today

The first phase of consultation began with a series of Public Information Days across Norfolk in October 2016. We used many methods to invite people to get involved with the project and to begin a conversation with us.

Hundreds of people came along to learn more about the project from members of our team. Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to share their views. Download the Summary Report and Full Report now. We now have a wealth of data that has been fed into our early thinking. 

It is not too late to get involved and have your say. Click here to see the materials displayed at the drop-in exhibitions, share your views and highlight what is important to you.

Our Scoping Report is currently with consultees for consideration. You can download it today in our project library, along with the project newsletter.

We will issue further information and request specific feedback on the project as it develops, however we are grateful for feedback on our proposals at any point throughout this process. Please get in touch.

As part of the consultation process we will develop a Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC), which will set out exactly how and when we intend to consult with the local community. Further information on what a SOCC is can be found on The Planning Inspectorate website here

This website will act as a hub of information about the project, and will be regularly updated with relevant information, documents, feedback and ways in which to have your say, shape the proposals and ask questions about our plans.

About the Project

What are we proposing?

We are exploring the potential to develop one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms which will be located in the North Sea, off the coast of Norfolk.

The planning process

Who makes the decision?

Because of its scale and power generation capacity, the project is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

The consultation process

Get involved

We will be carrying out a full public consultation and will issue further details and request feedback on the project as it develops.

Supply chain

Opportunities and investment

We will seek to work in partnership with communities in Norfolk to capture the benefits of offshore wind.


Latest updates

You can follow all the latest news about Norfolk Vanguard and view our Frequently Asked Questions on this page.


The library

As the project develops you can visit this area to view or download various documents.