Public consultation launched on two off shore wind farms

Wind Turbines at Ulley
Wind Turbines at Ulley

Offshore wind consortium, Forewind’s second and final consultation for its first offshore wind energy development, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck begins tomorrow (Friday April 19).

The consultation, which starts with the publication of documents, plans and maps about the proposed development, will run until Tuesday June 11 and includes a series of public events at venues along the proposed cable route which runs from Ulrome to Cottingham.

Dogger Bank Creyke Beck will comprise two offshore wind farms each with a generating capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts (GW).

In total it will be up to 2.4 GW and could comprise a maximum of 600 turbines, depending on the size of turbine selected.

It would generate around eight terawatt hours (TWh) per annum, or almost enough green energy to power all the homes in the Yorkshire and Humber region every year.

Forewind Stakeholder Manager, Nikki Young said the consultation is the main opportunity for statutory consultees, key stakeholders and the public to view and comment on the proposals before the consent application is submitted.

“Through this consultation, we aim to gather views and feedback on the proposals, and give those with an interest in the project an opportunity to influence the way Dogger Bank Creyke Beck is developed,” she said.

Forewind staff will be on hand throughout the consultation events to answer questions and discuss the proposals with visitors.

“The consultation documents will be available at the public exhibitions, which all stakeholders are urged to attend,” Ms Young added.

The consultation events will take place at: Ulrome Rickaby Hall, Main Street, Ulrome between 2pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday May 7; Beeford Community Centre, Main Street, Beeford, from 2pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday May 8; and Bridlington Spa, from 11am to 6pm on May 9.

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