Vattenfall applies to NIP for offshore wind farm off Great Yarmouth

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The National Planning Inspectorate (NIP) has received an application from Vattenfall for an offshore wind farm (maximum capacity of 1.8GW) to be built 72km off the coast of Great Yarmouth. It falls within the definition of a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008.

Offshore cables transmitting power from the Project would make landfall south of Happisburgh. From there buried cables would continue approximately 60km underground to an onshore project substation, and connect into the National Grid substation near Necton.

The application was received on 11 June and the NIP has 28 days to decide whether to accept the application for examination.