Vattenfall is developing a proposal for Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm, a 1.8 gigawatt (GW) capacity project. 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 the Norfolk Vanguard project means it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 20018. Following extensive pre-application consultation, we submitted our application for Development Consent to the Planning Inspectorate. The examination phase began on December 10th 2018 and concluded on June 10th 2019. The Examining Authority considers all the evidence submitted during the Norfolk Vanguard examination, and will make its recommendation to the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. Further Information relating to the Development Consent Order (DCO) was submitted and published in March 2020. A decision on the Development Consent Order for Norfolk Vanguard is anticipated in June 2020.