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Norfolk Vanguard

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

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The planning process

Who makes the decision?

As the proposed project is for electricity generation of more than 100MW, it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 and we will therefore apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO).  Applications for a DCO are submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, which processes and examines the applications before making a recommendation to the relevant Secretary of State (in this case the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy) who makes the final decision on whether the proposed project is acceptable.

The general process for NSIP applications is set out in this short video. The project now has a place on the Planning Inspectorate's website.

We have now submitted our Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate and received a Scoping Opinion in response.

We hosted our first round of Public Information Days in October 2016 for local communities to come and meet the team, find out more about the project, and share their views with us.

When can you get involved?

We've prepared a guide to the process highlighting when you can get involved and have your say on the project. You can read in our newsletter which is available now for download.

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.

News

Latest updates

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

Documents

The library

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