Development consent applications submitted for 230 North Sea wind turbines

Applications have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for two 115-turbine wind farms off the coast of Suffolk.

Wind power: two 115-turbine applications submitted
Wind power: two 115-turbine applications submitted

Last week, energy firm Scottish Power Renewables submitted development consent order applications for the two schemes.

The first application, for the East Anglia One North scheme, seeks consent for an offshore wind farm which could consist of up to 115 turbines, generators and associated infrastructure, with an installed capacity of 600MW to 800MW, located 36km from Lowestoft and 42km from Southwold.

The application follows on from development consent for the separate 240-turbine East Anglia One scheme, which was issued in 2014.

The second application, for the East Anglia Two scheme, seeks consent for an offshore wind farm which could consist of up to 115 turbines, generators and associated infrastructure, also with an installed capacity of 600MW to 800MW, located 31km from Lowestoft and 32km from Southwold.

A fourth project, the 172-turbine East Anglia Three, was granted development consent in August 2017.

PINS has 28 days in which to decide whether to accept the two applications for examination.


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