Norfolk Boreas

Project information

Latest update - 29 April 2024

The Marine Management Organisation (PDF, 391MB) and Natural England (PDF, 104KB) responses to the Benthic Implementation and Monitoring Plan (PDF, 8MB) and associated documents have now been published.

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About the project

Type of application: Generating Stations

Name of applicant: Norfolk Boreas Limited

Offshore Wind Farm (Power Station) - Maximum Capacity 1.8GW also associated infrastructure required to export the electricity to the National Grid substation at Necton in Norfolk

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Project stage

This project is at the post-decision stage.

This application was granted on 10 December 2021.

Pre-application

This is where the applicant starts to create their application. The applicant is required to consult with people and organisations in the area. They must also create detailed documents about the impact the project could have on the environment.

It is important to get involved at this stage to influence the application before the applicant sends it to the Planning Inspectorate.

Find out what you can do at this stage and check our detailed guides.
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Acceptance

This is when the applicant sends us their application documents. We check if we can accept the application for examination. We have 28 days to make this decision.

How the acceptance stage works and what happens next.
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Pre-examination

The Examining Authority is appointed and is made up of one or more inspectors. Anyone who wants to have their say needs to register at this stage.

The applicant must publish that the application has been accepted by us. They include when and how parties can register to get involved. The time period for registering is set by the applicant but must be no less than 28 days.

The pre-examination stage usually takes about 3 months.

What happens during the pre-examination stage.
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Examination

The Examining Authority will ask questions about the proposed development. The applicant and anyone who has registered to have their say can get involved and submit comments at each deadline in the timetable. You can also attend hearings that may take place. This stage takes up to 6 months.

What happens at the examination stage?
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Recommendation

The Examining Authority writes its recommendation report. This must be completed and sent to the relevant Secretary of State within 3 months of the end of examination stage.

Making a recommendation.
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Decision

The decision stage is when the relevant Secretary of State then reviews the report and makes the final decision. They have 3 months to make a decision.

Who makes the final decision.
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What happens after the decision is made

Once the Secretary of State has made a decision, there is a 6 week period where people can challenge the decision in the high court. This is called a judicial review.

What you can do after the decision has been made.

Project location

The centre of Norfolk Boreas is approximately 94km north east of Great Yarmouth


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Telephone

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Telephone: 0303 444 5000
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (except bank holidays)

Email

NorfolkBoreas@planninginspectorate.gov.uk.

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