Sheringham and Dudgeon offshore wind farm granted consent

The secretary of state has granted development consent for Sheringham and Dudgeon offshore wind farm.
The an array of up to 53 wind turbines would have a total generating capacity of 786MW. The development would also require the construction of two offshore transformer substations, and a 62km cable connecting the wind fall to land at Weybourne. A new onshore substation will be built near Swainsthorpe and 250m south of Norwich’s main 400kV substation owned by National Grid Electricity Transmission.
The development consent decision was delayed from January while the secretary of state carried out an additional consultation around
National Infrastructure Planning had not recommended development consent be granted because the overall compensation package as proposed for sandwich terns and guillemots is insufficiently developed and unproven.

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