Further consultation dates for Hornsea Project Three

Dong Energy will return to Reepham in September to exhibit new information and once again seek the community’s views on its proposed offshore windfarm, Hornsea Project Three.

The event, to be held at Reepham Town Hall on Friday 8 September from 3.30–7.30 pm, will be part of the third round of community consultation comprising seven events across Norfolk.
The energy company will present findings of initial surveys and assessments as a Preliminary Environmental Information report (PEIR), which will form the basis of statutory consultation to take place over summer 2017.
Stuart Livesey, project development manager, said: “I’d like to thank everyone that took the time to come to our events in March. Since then we have been working hard to consider all feedback and to further refine our proposals.
“In the PEIR and at the upcoming events, we’ll share the proposed onshore HVAC booster station location and onshore substation location in the vicinity of Norwich Main National Grid substation, so we would encourage anyone who wants to know more to come along if they can, and if not to get in touch.
“We’ve already listened to feedback from the public and made real changes both to the project plan and how we communicate with people. For example we heard local landowners’ concerns about the burial depth of the underground cables, and as a result we have extended the minimum depth to allow the farmers to comfortably plough their land once the cables have been installed. The proposed booster station location has been refined based on public feedback and technical assessments.
“We are determined to operate as a fully transparent project and really don’t want to have any negative impact on the community or environment. If there are any uncertainties and clarification is needed, please just ask. This project could contribute significantly to the UK’s energy needs, and it absolutely must be developed in a way that will limit disturbance as much as possible.”
A summary of the views expressed at the March events is now available online and includes responses to frequently asked questions and sets out the next steps for the project.
Phase 2 community consultation events

Venue Date Time
Swardeston Village Hall Monday 4 September 3–7 pm
King’s Centre, Norwich Tuesday 5 September 4–7.30 pm
Corpusty and Saxthorpe Village Hall Wednesday 6 September 4–8 pm
Weybourne Village Hall Thursday 7 September 3.30–7.30 pm
Reepham Town Hall Friday 8 September 3.30–7.30 pm
Hall for All, Weston Longville Tuesday 12 September 4–7.30 pm
Holt Community Centre Wednesday 13 September 4–7.30 pm

About Hornsea Project Three

  • Hornsea Project Three is a proposed offshore windfarm, which will be located 120 km off the North Norfolk Coast.
  • If built to the full capacity of 2.4 GW it would provide enough power for well over two million homes.
  • The project team is exploring an offshore area of up to 696 km2.

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