Vattenfall is developing a proposal for Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm, a 1.8 gigawatt (GW) capacity project that, if consented, would meet the equivalent electricity needs of 5% of UK households - around 1.3 million homes. The development area would be located more than 47km from the Norfolk Coast adjacent to the proposed development area for sister project, Norfolk Boreas, also 1.8GW.
The scale of Norfolk Vanguard means it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008. Following extensive pre-application consultation, we submitted our application for Development Consent to the Planning Inspectorate in June 2018. The Planning Inspectorate formally accepted our application for Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm on Tuesday 24th July 2018 and we now move through the Examination phase with proceedings expected to conclude in June and a consent decision later in 2019.
For more information on the examination of Norfolk Vanguard and the NSIP process please visit the dedicated project page on the PINS website. All consenting documents relating to the application can also be found on the PINS pages.