Another offshore windfarm cable corridor could hit local villages

A public meeting and exhibition will be held in Aylsham to discuss yet another offshore wind farm cable route that could affect a number of villages in the Reepham district.

Image: Equinor/Royal HaskoningDHV

The event will be held on Monday 28 October at Aylsham Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham, from 1–7 pm.
Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor is leading a project to build 34 new turbines at the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, 32 km from Cromer, and 27 turbines at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.
The event aims to provide Norfolk communities with the opportunity to learn more about the scope of these offshore extensions, and to understand the planning application and consent process for these national infrastructure projects.
The cables would be brought onshore either at Bacton or Weybourne and connected to the National Grid at Swardeston south of Norwich.
This would require digging a 60 kilometre-long cable trench that could lead to several years of construction work, according to the company’s scoping report.
More information including maps of proposed routes, which could potentially affect a number of villages, including Cawston, Brandiston, Swannington, Attlebridge, Saxthorpe and Heydon, can be found HERE.
Two other energy companies, Sweden’s Vattenfall and Denmark’s Ørsted, are already well advanced with plans to build three large offshore wind farms, which will need two cable trenches that could cross paths just north of Reepham in Salle parish.
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