ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited has submitted the Development Consent Order (DCO) applications for the East Anglia TWO and the East Anglia ONE North offshore wind farms to the UK Planning Inspectorate.
The Planning Inspectorate received the DCO applications on 25 October. From the day after receipt of the applications, the Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to review the applications and decide whether or not to accept it. The acceptance decision on these applications should be made by Friday, 22 November 2019.
The East Anglia TWO project is located some 37 kilometres off the Port of Lowestoft and covers an area of 218.4km2. Initial studies have indicated a potential generating capacity of up to 900MW. The wind farm will consist of up to 75 wind turbines and up to four offshore platforms.
With a capacity of up to 800MW, East Anglia ONE North is located 36 kilometres from its nearest point to the port at Lowestoft, covering an area of 208km2. The wind farm will comprise up to 67 wind turbines and up to four offshore platforms.
Construction is expected to start in early 2024 and the wind farms are expected to be operational by mid-2027.