UK: Forewind’s Next Steps for Development Consent
The decision on granting the development consent order for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck is expected in late 2014 so work does not finish for Forewind with the acceptance of the application.
The Planning Inspectorate has begun its pre-examination phase for the development, which will be followed by a formal examination process. Together these two steps should take around 10 months. A recommendation will then go to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who will make the final consent decision.
Organisations and individuals who wish to make comments on the application, or be informed of the progress of the examination, can register as an interested party with the Planning Inspectorate until Friday, 8 November.
A Registration and Relevant Representation form can be filled in on the National Infrastructure Planning portal or a paper version can be requested via the helpline on: 0303 444 5000. Copies of documents that make up the full application are available to review at a number of local libraries in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire and to download from Forewind’s website. DVD copies of the documents can be ordered free from Forewind, while hard copies can be provided for a production and postage fee.
Press release, October 25, 2013; Image: Forewind