NNDC Rejects Dudgeon Wind Farm Onshore Cable Plans (UK)
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) rejected plans to place offshore wind farm power cables throughout the countryside, reports BBC.
The 45km onshore cable running between the landfall point at Weybourne Hope (North Norfolk District) and Little Dunham (Breckland District) would connect the Dudgeon offshore wind farm to the grid.
Even though Development Committee stated in its report that cables will have a minimum impact, the opposers say that they are going to be left with a permanent scar.
The Dudgeon wind farm is located approximately 32km offshore of the north Norfolk coast, with the town of Cromer being the closest settlement on land. Depending on the size of wind turbine generators installed offshore, the Dudgeon project could have a total installed capacity of up to 560MW.
Offshore WIND staff, January 17, 2012; Image: warwickenergy