Planning Inspectorate Schedules Hornsea Three DCO Meets

The UK Planning Inspectorate is holding hearings and accompanied site inspections for the Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm as part of its examination of Ørsted’s application for an order granting development consent.

Illustration. Source: Ørsted

The first hearing will take place on 28 January at 7:00 p.m. local time at the North Norfolk District Council.

The next three meetings are scheduled for 29, 30 and 31 January in the presidential suite of the Mercure Norwich Hotel and will begin at 9:30 a.m.

In case all agenda items are not adequately covered on 31 January, a compulsory acquisition hearing will be held on 1 February.

Further to the procedural decision and timetable, accompanied site inspections are planned to commence on 28 January at 9:30 a.m. at the car park of Lakenham Hewett RFC.

Additional inspections will be held on 5 March and will cover locations in the northern part of the onshore cable route and the proposed main construction compound.

Ørsted is proposing to build up to 300 turbines at the 2.4GW Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm more than 120km off the north Norfolk coast.

If the development consent order application is successful, the project is expected to enter the construction phase in 2020 at the earliest.