We are undertaking a programme of non-statutory (informal) and statutory (formal) consultation over the course of the pre-application period up to the submission of the application in 2019. Early stages of informal consultation has taken place alongside Norfolk Boreas’ sister project Norfolk Vanguard, as much of the onshore infrastructure being sought as part of the Vanguard application will facilitate the development of Norfolk Boreas. This is essential in allowing us to understand the local area and develop the best possible proposal.
In March and April 2017 we held a total of nine events across the cable search area with additional drop-in sessions in Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Again, hundreds of you came to share your views with us. Thank you for taking the time to attend. You can now take a look at the feedback received during these Spring 2017 events on the Documents page.
Statutory consultation on the proposals for Norfolk Vanguard will take place between 7th November and 11th December. To find out more about this and how this consultation relates to the development of Norfolk Boreas, please click here.
Since then, our electrical and geotechnical engineers, ecologists, landscape, traffic, noise specialists and other team members have been studying the data gathered so far, including your feedback, following the March/April 2017 drop-in events, and have refined Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas project proposals. Click below to view the interactive, high resolution map, which enables you to focus in on areas of interest in detail.
For a high resolution version of the map below, please click here. You are then able to use the + and - tool (top left) to focus in or out.
To learn more about what the symbols within the map mean – click on them and an explanation will appear.
We will issue further information and request specific feedback on the project as it develops, however we are grateful for feedback on our proposals at any point throughout this process.
As part of the consultation process we will develop a Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC), which will set out exactly how and when we intend to consult with the local community. Further information on what a SOCC is can be found on The Planning Inspectorate website here.
This website will act as a hub of information about the project, and will be regularly updated with relevant information, documents, feedback and ways in which to have your say, shape the proposals and ask questions about our plans.