Vattenfall in Norfolk

Norfolk Vanguard

Vattenfall were awarded a Development Consent Order for Norfolk Vanguard on 1st July 2020, however the decision to grant the consent was quashed due to procedural matters in February 2021. The project application is expected to be re-determined before the end of 2021. Additional information can be found on the Norfolk Vanguard pages of the Planning Inspectorate website.

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The proposal for Norfolk Vanguard is a 1.8 gigawatt (GW) capacity project.

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.


Project Planning & Notices

All documents relating to the Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Norfolk Vanguard can also be found at the Planning Inspectorate website.

See also

Image zoomed in on a Vattenfall employee, working from the top of a wind turbine located in the sea. More wind turbines and a small boat is in the background.

Norfolk Boreas was awarded a consent by the Secretary of State in December 2021.

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Norfolk Zone Project Team