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Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore and Onshore elements

The Planning Inspectorate currently deals with offshore wind farm developments.

National Policy Statements (NPS) and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) inform their decision.

 

There are  3 proposals in East Lindsey that have been approved by the Planning Inspectorate


Triton Knoll

This proposal for the offshore wind turbines and associated works was granted consent by the Secretary of State in July 2013 and this included up to 288 turbines a maximum of 220m high to blade tip, some 20 miles off the Lincolnshire coast. The onshore elements include underground cabling, to an intermediate electrical compound at Orby, within East Lindsey, and then more underground cables to a substation outside East Lindsey at Bicker Fen where the National Grid connection will be made.  It was granted consent by the Secretary of State in September 2016.
 
A copy of the  Development Consent Order application for the onshore electrical system (including the cable route, the Intermediate Compound at Orby and the Sub Station at Bicker Fen is in the documents below, together with the onshore route details.

pdf icon Tritton Knoll Infrastructure Planning 5th Sept 2016 [6Mb]

pdf icon Tritton Knoll preliminary environmental information [9Mb]

 

Hornsea Project 1

This proposal is for up to 120 offshore wind turbines up to a maximum of  200m to blade tip with, underground cabling within East Lindsey leading to a National Grid connection at Killingholme . This project was approved by the Secretary of State in December 2014.

Work has now commenced on the onshore elements.

A copy of the Development Consent Order and the onshore route maps are  below.

pdf icon Horsea Project 1 infrastructure planning 10th December 2014 [8Mb]

pdf icon Hornsea Project 1 - Plans [5Mb]


Hornsea Project 2

This proposal is for up to 300 offshore wind turbines and associated works with a maximum height of 276m to blade tip. There is underground cabling only within East Lindsey leading to a National Grid Connection outside the district at Killingholme .This consent was granted in September 2016 and a copy of the Development Consent Order and the onshore route map is below.

pdf icon Hornsea Project 2 infrastructure planning 16th August 2016 [9Mb]

pdf icon Hornsea Project 2 fig 1 and 2 [7Mb]

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