What is the process?
The general process for NSIP applications is set out in the video above. Further information about the NSIP process can be found here.
Norfolk Vanguard has its own pages on the Planning Inspectorate's website. Refer there for the most current project specific information relevant to the Planning Process, including the Environmental Statement and the Development Consent Order Application (which supersede earlier documents, available on our website).
Early steps in the planning process
In Autumn 2016, we submitted our Scoping Report for Norfolk Vanguard to the Planning Inspectorate and received a Scoping Opinion in response.
Following this, we hosted our first round of Public Information Days in October 2016 and the second round in March and April 2017. Statutory Consultation took place between 7th November and 11th December 2017. Exhibition materials and feedback reports summarising the feedback we received at each stage of informal and formal consultation is available on our website - please see the Documents page.
Following extensive pre-application consultation, we submitted our application for Development Consent to the Planning Inspectorate in June 2018. The Planning Inspectorate formally accepted our application for Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm on Tuesday 24th July 2018. This allowed the project to move into the Examination phase.
The process is now overseen by PINS and engagement from interested parties in relation to our proposals should be with PINS. Please see the Norfolk Vanguard pages of the PINS website.
What are at the next steps?
Following the Preliminary meeting and first Open Floor Hearing in December 2018, the Examining Authority has set out the next steps, including deadlines for submissions to be made to the Planning Inspectorate and the dates of events taking place during the Examination. These notices can be viewed below:
Notification of Hearings under Rule 13(6) of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) - updated details for hearings scheduled in April 2019
Notification of Hearings under Rule 13(6) of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) - updated details for hearings scheduled in March & April 2019
Notification of Hearings under Rule 13(6) of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure)