Hornsea Project Three Hearings Scheduled for Early March

The UK Planning Inspectorate plans to hold the next round of issue-specific hearings on the Hornsea Project Three in Norwich in early March as part of the examination of Ørsted’s application for an order granting development consent.

The hearings will be held between 5 and 8 March at Mercure Norwich Hotel and will cover topics such as offshore ecology; aviation, shipping and effects on oil and gas operations; cumulative traffic impacts and related mitigation measures; and the draft Development Consent Order (DCO).

The Inspectorate will also organise an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) on 5 March.

Ørsted is proposing to build the 2.4GW Hornsea Project Three wind farm more than 120 kilometres off the north Norfolk coast.

The wind farm will comprise up to 300 turbines and if built to full capacity could power the average daily needs of over 2 million UK homes.

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

Photo: Ørsted