Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm
Press release Jun 1, 2020 3:37 G6T

Delay to the decision on planning consent for Norfolk Vanguard

This decision is now expected to be announced on 1st July 2020.

Commenting on the delay to the decision on planning consent for the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm, Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall, said: 

"Norfolk Vanguard is one of the most innovative and ambitious offshore wind projects in the world. Yet this is now the second time it has suffered a delay, despite addressing all of the major concerns raised during the planning process. Coming so soon after the decision on Norfolk Boreas was pushed back until October, the offshore wind industry will be left wondering about the Government's intentions for this sector.

"We’re in a race against time to reduce emissions and need to respond to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet crucial infrastructure decisions are being put on hold. 

“While we appreciate the added difficulties posed by the current lockdown, some of the largest engineering projects ever built - capable of providing clean energy security and a vital economic boost to the UK - remain in limbo. For every day that goes by without a decision, there are consequences for the next phase of the project, so it's vital that there are no further delays."

Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall

Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager for Vattenfall

Key facts about Norfolk Vanguard

First power expected Mid 2020s
Installed capacity 1.8GW
Homes powered equivalent per annum 1.95 million*
Amount of C02 saved 3 million tonnes*
Equivalent cars removed 1.6 million
Geographical scale of offshore site area 592.069km2
Distance of the nearest turbine from the shore 47km
Landfall location Happisburgh, Norfolk
Length of cabling onshore 60km
Number of turbines Between 90 and 180
Height of turbines to tip Up to 350m
Individual turbine capacity Confirmed when a turbine supplier is selected
Jobs created Approximately 150 for Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas combined once operational. Onshore construction more than 400 during peak.
Comparison to other large infrastructure Hinkley Point C will be up to 2.4GW and Sizewell B is 1.198GW

*Source: https://www.renewableuk.com/page/UKWEDExplained

Download a fact sheet of these statistics here.

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