The decision to grant a DCO for Norfolk Vanguard has been remitted to the Secretary of State for re-determination. Further details of that process can be found on the project page of the Planning Inspectorate website.
Located more than 47km from the Norfolk coast and with an installed capacity of 1.8GW, Norfolk Vanguard will provide the equivalent electricity needs of 1.95 million UK homes per year, while saving 3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. The project will help to cement and maintain East Anglia as a UK renewable energy powerhouse, and put the region at the heart of our national transition to a low-carbon economy, while supporting hundreds of local jobs and continuing to sponsor local and regional skills initiatives.
After extensive consultation and engagement with stakeholders, local communities and supply chain, Vattenfall submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) in June 2018. The Examination phase began in December 2018 and concluded in June 2019.