About the project

We are proposing to develop an offshore wind farm called Norfolk Vanguard. The 1.8 gigawatt (GW) capacity project would meet the equivalent electricity needs of 5% of UK households* - around 1.3 million homes. The development area would be located more than 47km from the Norfolk Coast and from the shore, you would not be able to see Norfolk Vanguard.

Norfolk Vanguard has a sister project called Norfolk Boreas, this is one year behind Vanguard in its development, but is of the same size. It would also be located further off the Norfolk Coast.

The scale of Norfolk Vanguard means it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008. There is a very clear process that we will follow, with many opportunities for you to get involved.

In October 2016 we submitted the Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate and received a Scoping Opinion in response. You can download the Scoping Report from the documents page here.

We have hosted three rounds of public drop-in exhibitions. Two as part of informal consultation in October 2016 and March/April 2017, then a third round in November 2017 as part of our formal Statutory Consultation process (November - December 2017). Dialogue and written feedback provided by participants has been fundamental in shaping our project. Thank you to all who have been involved to date. 

Our report 'Hearing Your Views III' provides a summary of the Statutory Consultation, from how we advertised opportunities to get involved, to how people chose to take part, the feedback received and how we have responded to the views we have gathered.

A press release was published on 22nd February 2018 which describes some key project updates. 


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What's New?

Our new Norfolk Vanguard proposals take into account:

  • Broad-ranging and in-depth feedback from a wide variety of local, regional and national communities and stakeholders

  • Ongoing discussions with expert topic groups, landowners and occupiers

  • Ongoing environmental assessments which help us identify and avoid sensitive features, including early geophysical surveys to help detect buried archaeology

  • Technical design revisions following a strategic review of technology development in electrical infrastructure

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Last updated: 2018-02-23 16:57