ScottishPower Renewables is in the very early stages of investigating the potential for a new offshore windfarm project in the East Anglia zone, called East Anglia ONE North.
The project is located approximately 36 kilometres from the town of Lowestoft, in an area of 209 km2. Initial studies have indicated a potential generating capacity of 800 megawatts.
We are undertaking an internal review of the existing environmental data available and carrying out relevant surveys. Monthly offshore surveys of birds and marine mammals are continuing and further remote sensing surveys of the seabed (geophysical) will take place over the Summer of 2017 to inform archaeology and ecological assessments. Onshore environmental surveys will also commence in the Autumn of 2017 following selection of a preferred cable route.
We have selected a team of dedicated and highly experienced individuals, to plan and execute the strategy for development consent of the project. As part of our ongoing work we will engage with local communities, stakeholders and regulatory bodies, following the time scale below.
Public Information Days - August / September 2017
Scoping Report - Late 2017
Consultation on Draft Environmental Statement - Summer 2019
Full Development Consent Application - Early 2020
As part of the consenting process we will submit a Scoping report to the Planning Inspectorate requesting a scoping opinion to agree the methodology for undertaking the full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). These assessments form part of the Environmental Statement which will be submitted as part of the Full Development Consent Application. The scoping report will also provide a clear description of our proposed infrastructure, and connection route to the electricity transmission network. In parallel with this scoping process we will hold Public Information Days in order to communicate this information.
We will continue to update this website with more information on Public Information Days and Notices to Mariners regarding upcoming geophysical surveys.
If you would like to register your interest to be kept up to date as this project progresses, click here.