The consultation process

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Vattenfall is committed to honest, open and effective engagement with the communities in which it operates.

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 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 then further refine and shape the best possible proposal.

  • While we introduced Norfolk Boreas to communities and stakeholders in brief in October 2016, more detailed information about the project was presented In March and April 2017 when we held a total of nine events across the cable search area with additional drop-in sessions in Norwich and Great Yarmouth. 
  • Statutory consultation on the proposals for Norfolk Vanguard took place in late 2017. 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, and have refined 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.
  • We continue to gather information in preparation for publishing Preliminary Environmental Information (PEI) later in 2018, followed by a series of public drop-in exhibitions where the project team will be on hand to chat through the information and answer your questions. PEI will provide a greater level of detail on project design and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on the proposals, both at public exhibitions and through the formal consultation feedback process.
  • As part of the consultation process, we will also 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 the purpose, content and role of the SoCC document can be found here on the Planning Inspectorate website. This document will be published in autumn 2018.


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.


All new information will be uploaded to this website as the project progresses but if you would like us to communicate updates to you directly, please register your interest via the Contact Us page of the website.

Last updated: 2018-07-02 15:29