United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Council approves 2.4GW Dogger Bank development

UK: East Riding of Yorkshire Council's planning committee has voted in favour of the 2.4GW Dogger Bank Creyke Beck wind development, off England's coast.

Dogger Bank Zone
Dogger Bank Zone

The wind farm would connect to the national grid at an existing substation at Creyke Beck, near Cottingham, which is in the council’s area.

Forewind, the wind farm’s developer, worked with East Riding of Yorkshire Council during the pre-application phase and established a community-working group comprising of local representatives.

Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A and B, which are 1.2GW each, is part of the potential 9GW Dogger Bank zone lying 125-290 kilometres offshore covering 8,660 square kilometres.

The development consent order application for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck is with the Planning Inspectorate who will examine it and make a recommendation to the secretary of state for Energy and Climate Change by early 2015. If consented construction could start in 2017.

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