UK: Forewind to Hold Final Dogger Bank Creyke Beck Consultation
- Grid Connection
Forewind’s second and final stage of consultation for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck begins on Friday, April 19 with the publication of documents, plans and maps about the proposed development, including the draft Environmental Statement and Non-technical Summary.
The consultation will run until Tuesday, 11 June and will include a series of public events to be held in venues along the proposed cable route of the development that will comprise two offshore wind farms each with a generating capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts (GW).
This consultation is the culmination of more than three years of environmental impact assessment work including onshore and offshore surveys, consultation and reviews.
Stakeholder Manager, Nikki Young said it is the main opportunity for statutory consultees, key stakeholders and members of the public to view and comment on the proposals before the consent application is submitted.
“Through this consultation, we aim to gather views and feedback on the proposals, and give those with an interest in the project an opportunity to influence the way Dogger Bank Creyke Beck is developed,” she said.
In total Dogger Bank Creyke Beck will be up to 2.4 GW and could comprise a total of 600 turbines, depending on the size selected. It would generate around eight terawatt hours (TWh) per annum, or almost enough green energy to power all the homes in the Yorkshire and Humber region every year.
Press release, April 12, 2013; Image: Forewind