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
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.
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.
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.