Norfolk Boreas Limited (NBL) (the Applicant) has published a Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) in accordance with Section 47(6) of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended by section 134 of the Localism Act 2011) (the Act).
PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 October 2018
The SoCC sets out how NBL will consult local communities, residents, businesses, and organisations in the vicinity of the Project and its associated infrastructure. The SoCC is available for public inspection, free of charge, as follows: On the Project website: www.vattenfall.co.uk/norfolkboreas At the following locations:
• Aylsham Library • Dereham Library • Norwich Millennium Library • North Walsham Library • North Norfolk District Council
Broadland District Council • Breckland District Council • Norwich City Council • Great Yarmouth Borough Council • Swaffham Library
The proposal The Project, which would be located 73km from the coast of Norfolk at its closest point to land, would consist of between 90 and 200 wind turbines, each having a rated capacity of between 9MW and 20MW, to give an export capacity of up to 1.8GW, providing efficient, cost-effective energy free from fossil-fuels. In line with the proposals for its sister project - Norfolk Vanguard - the proposed landfall will be south of Happisburgh, From there, underground cables will transmit power generated at the wind farm through to our proposed connection point into the national grid, outside Necton. In the vicinity of the National Grid substation, we will need to build an onshore project substation. As the Project is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, the Applicant will apply to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order under the requirements of the Act. The Applicant is required to consult with local communities before the application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, The Applicant is also required to produce a Consultation Report detailing how the public’s views have been taken into consideration and how the consultation requirements of the Act have been complied with.
The Consultation Following the publication of the SoCC, NBL will undertake a statutory period of consultation and invite comments on the Project between 7th November and 11.59pm on 9th December 2018. You can view and download the consultation documents on our project website at www.vattenfall.co.uk/norfolkboreas. Documents will also be available to view at deposit points in local libraries (see list), Due to the size of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR), paper copies will be available for review at Dereham and North Walsham libraries. Key information will also be available to view at our consultation events. A USB memory stick containing all consultation documents, including the PEIR, a non-technical summary and the consultation summary document, will be available at libraries and consultation events.
Have your say Details about the statutory consultation and how to get involved are set out in the SoCC. Whilst your views are welcomed throughout the development of the Project, responses should be received during the period of consultation as set out in the SoCC. All feedback provided during the consultation period will be considered and taken into account.
In response to the statutory consultation, you can submit your views in writing in a number of ways. You can use one of the following methods to contact us: www.vattenfall.co.uk/norfolkboreas Freephone 0800 019 3517
E FREEPOST NORFOLK BOREAS (no stamp required)
The SoCC and subsequent consultation documents are available in large print and Braille upon request. Contact the project team on 0800 019 3517 for further information or to request alternative formats.
Happisburgh - The Wenn Evans Centre, NR12 0QY Wednesday 14th November 1pm - 7pm Aylsham - Aylsham Town Hall, NR11 6EL Thursday 15th November 1pm - 7pm Necton - Necton Rural Community Centre, PE37 8EH Friday 16th November 1pm - 7pm Norwich - The Forum, NR21BH Wednesday 21st November 11am - 6:30pm
Dereham - Dereham Sixth Form College, NR20 4AG Thursday 22nd November 1pm - 7pm North Walsham - North Walsham Community Centre, NR28 9DE Friday 23rd November 1pm - 7pm Reepham - St Michael’s Church, NR10 4JL Saturday 24th November 10am - 3pm