Email addresses for the two windfarm projects are:

EastAngliaOneNorth@planninginspectorate.gov.uk
EastAngliaTwo@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

Alternatively you can write to:

Kate Mingnano
Temple Quay House,
1 The Square,
Temple Meads,
Bristol, BS1 6PN


Latest News:

20th May, 2022
Substation Action Save East Suffolk (SASES) seeks Judicial Review of HMG's decision to approve SPR's EA1N and EA2 projects

28th April, 2022
Local Works Updates East Anglia ONE NORTH / TWO

ScottishPower Renewables notes the Secretary of State’s decisions to consent the East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO offshore windfarm projects. We are assessing the detail of the decisions and will be able to provide more information relating to the programme of works once this is complete.  
 
A number of onshore preparation works may take place over the coming months and information relating to these will be provided in due course. 

SUBSCRIBE HERE TO RECEIVE LOCAL WORKS UPDATES VIA EMAIL

26th April, 2022

Notes on Suffolk County Council Energy Briefing April 2022

Decision on EA1N and EA2

  1. On March 31st, the Secretary of State granted Development Consent Orders (CDO) for EA1N and EA2.

  2. The county council will be discharging the requirements under these DCOs in respect of archaeology, highways, public rights of way and floods. 

  3. There is a six-week period for a judicial review which will go into the process – the last day for a judicial review application is May 13th.

  4. In terms of the DCOs application, EA1N has been slightly ‘trimmed’ due to impact on bird populations. We are now in the process of trying to work out a system of discharging the requirements. 

  5. Construction will begin as soon as possible – EA1 is already up and running albeit with issues concerning cable depths. 

  6. Scottish power has noted they expect a judicial review. 

  7. It was noted that the grounds for a judicial review are not entirely solid, and there has not been a fundamental failure of process. It was however noted that there could be some tenuous grounds that could be explored, but nothing that would seriously alter the DCO. 

  8. Richard noted that we has committed to publish the commitments/requirements online for parish councils to access.

1st April, 2022
EN010077: East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State has today granted development consent for this application. For further information please refer to the following decision documentation:

Secretary of State's Decision Letter (PDF, 1MB)
Planning Inspectorate Notification of Decision Cover Letter (PDF, 140KB)
Development Consent Order as Made (PDF, 1MB)
(PDF, 5MB)
2 (PDF, 15MB)
Examining Authority's Recommendation Report Volume 3 (PDF, 5MB)
Habitats Regulations Assessment (PDF, 3MB)
Regulation 31 Notice (PDF, 109KB)
Post Examination Submissions (PDF, 54MB)

Additional responses received by the Secretary of State since the close of the consultation period have also now been published.

See East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm for more information.

1st April, 2022
EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State has today granted development consent for this application. For further information please refer to the following decision documentation:

Secretary of State's Decision Letter (PDF, 1MB)
Planning Inspectorate Notification of Decision Cover Letter (PDF, 140KB)
Development Consent Order as Made (PDF, 1MB)
Examining Authority's Recommendation Report Volume 1 (PDF, 5MB)
Examining Authority's Recommendation Report Volume 2 (PDF, 15MB)
Examining Authority's Recommendation Report Volume 3 (PDF, 5MB)
Habitats Regulations Assessment (PDF, 3MB)
Regulation 31 Notice (PDF, 109KB)
Post Examination Submissions (PDF, 54MB)

Additional responses received by the Secretary of State since the close of the consultation period have also now been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

25th March, 2022

SPR archaeology contractor Headland are planning to do the short walkover survey by the Hundred River on 30th March, 2022.  This is the completion of a survey started in 2019 and is non-intrusive. 

18th March, 2022
East Anglia Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Applicant has submitted a clarification letter (PDF, 131KB) in relation to the letter submitted by Natural England.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

16th March, 2022
EN010078: East Anglia Offshore Windfarm Updates

Natural England have replied to the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy in relation to the clarifications he received from the Applicant on red-throated diver in the Outer Thames Estuary Special Protection Area.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm or East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm for more for more information.

14th March, 2022
East Anglia Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy has received clarifications from the Applicant in relation to red-throated diver in the Outer Thames Estuary Special Protection Area and has requested the advice of Natural England upon these clarifications. (PDF, 414KB)

See East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm  or  East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

1st March, 2022

A documentary film maker ZeroGravity Films https://zerogravityfilms.com recently visited the Suffolk coast and were shocked by the plans for multiple energy projects in our rural area with its fragile coastline. 
They have produced a short film with contributions from a variety of members of the local community.

You can view the film here https://vimeo.com/675875579
 

23rd February, 2022
River Hundred Walkover Survey w/c 28th February, 2022

Two personnel from ScottishPower Renewables’ contractor Headland Archaeology will be conducting a walkover survey in the vicinity of The Hundred River next week.  The survey is being undertaken at the request of Suffolk County Council Archaeology Service (SCCAS) and is the completion of a survey that commenced in 2019. 

This is a non-intrusive survey that is required to be undertaken at this time of year before new vegetation growth and the bird nesting season and will last approximately two hours.

2nd February, 2022
EN010077: East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm Updates

The responses received to the Secretary of State's Consultation Letter of 20 December 2021 have now been published.
See East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm for more information.

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The responses received to the Secretary of State's Consultation Letter of 20 December 2021 have now been published.
See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

 

20th December, 2021
East Anglia Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State (SoS) for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested information (PDF, 161KB) from the Applicant, Suffolk County Council, Natural England, the Marine Management Organisation and all other Interested Parties. The deadline for responses to this second round of consultation and comments on responses to the SoS first round of consultation is 23.59 pm on 31 January 2022.

The SoS has set a new deadline for the Decision to be made on this application which is 31 March 2022.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

7th December, 2021
EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The responses received to the Secretary of State's Consultation Letter of 2 November 2021 (and subsequent related letters) have now been published. The Secretary of State will be issuing a letter detailing the next steps in due course.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information


24th November, 2021
EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State has issued a letter (PDF, 425KB) containing details of flood events provided by Substation Action Save East Suffolk (SASES) to the Environment Agency that should be considered for its consultation response.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information

17th November, 2021
EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State has issued a letter of clarification (PDF, 111KB) to the Environment Agency regarding flood events that should be considered for its consultation response.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

2nd November, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested information (PDF, 153KB) from the Applicant, Natural England, the RSPB, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk County Council on the following areas: badgers, offshore ornithology, key documents to be certified and flood risk.

All Interested Parties are requested to comment on specific issues regarding flood risk and the Offshore Ornithology Cumulative and In Combination Collision Risk and Displacement Update submitted by the Applicant at the end of the examination.

The deadline for responses 11.59 pm on 30 November 2021.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

EN010077: East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested information (PDF, 159KB) from the Applicant, Natural England, the RSPB, East Suffolk Council and Suffolk County Council on the following areas: badgers, offshore ornithology, key documents to be certified and flood risk.

All Interested Parties are requested to comment on specific issues regarding flood risk and the Offshore Ornithology Cumulative and In Combination Collision Risk and Displacement Update submitted by the Applicant at the end of the examination.

The deadline for responses 11.59 pm on 30 November 2021.

See East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm for more information.

19th October, 2021
East Anglia HUB, COP26 and the race to Net Zero


Hear from Ross Ovens, project director for ScottishPower Renewables’ £6.5 billion East Anglia Hub, about how the East Anglian windfarms will make a big contribution towards the fight against climate change.

World leaders are meeting in Glasgow at the end of the month to explore how to address the global climate emergency at COP26, the spotlight will be on clean green energy for homes, businesses, and industry.

With the ambition of every home to be powered by offshore wind by 2030 – that means offshore turbines keeping the lights on in 30 million homes within nine years. And we can only achieve this plan by shaping the right infrastructure now.

As well as generating enough green electricity to power 2.7 million homes the ScottishPower Renewables East Anglia windfarms also bring community, employment and skills benefits.

Read more about Ross's views on how these projects can support the UK's ambitions to meet climate change targets sooner.

30th July, 2021

East Anglia ONE North and TWO Examination Closed

SPR is pleased to confirm that the Development Consent Order (DCO) Examinations for the East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North Offshore windfarms were completed at 23:59 on 6 July 2021.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all statutory consultees and members of the public who have contributed to the Examinations through the various Open Floor Hearings, Compulsory Acquisition Hearings and Issue Specific Hearings, and through their written submissions.

In particular, we wish to thank East Suffolk Council and Suffolk County Council, who have assisted in moving forward matters raised at the Examinations in a constructive manner, and various community groups and Parish Councils for their participation throughout the Examinations.

Through the Examinations, SPR has been able to deliver a number of improvements to the Projects which will further reduce their environmental impact, such as a commitment to install ducting for both projects during construction of the first project, reducing construction impacts; reductions in received noise levels; reductions in the onshore substation footprints; and development of a comprehensive set of design principles which will seek to further reduce the environmental impact of the Projects through the detailed design stage.

SPR look forward to what we hope is a positive decision by the Secretary of State by 6 January 2022, which will pave the way for the delivery of these important offshore wind farm projects.

7th July, 2021

East Anglia One North Project – EN010077 and East Anglia Two Project - EN010078

Please follow the link to view the Notification of the completion of the Examining Authority’s Examination:

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/document/EN010078-005430

If this link does not open automatically, please cut and paste it into your browser. Alternatively, it can also be found in the ‘documents’ tab on the Project Page of our website: 

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/eastern/east-anglia-two-offshore-windfarm/?ipcsection=docs

Yours faithfully

East Anglia Two Project Team

7th July, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Deadline 13 submissions have now been published.

The Examining Authority has issued a Notification to confirm the completion of the Examination (PDF, 106KB).

The Examination closed at 23:59 on Tuesday 6 July 2021.

EN010077: East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Deadline 13 submissions have now been published.

The Examining Authority has issued a Notification to confirm the completion of the Examination (PDF, 106KB).

The Examination closed at 23:59 on Tuesday 6 July 2021.

30th June, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Deadline 12 submissions have now been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

EN010077: East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Deadline 12 submissions have now been published.

See East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm for more information.

22nd June, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority has accepted additional submissions from the Applicant at their discretion on 22 June 2021. These are a covering letter (PDF, 108KB) and updated versions of the Applicants Deadline 11 submissions, which had information missing, namely:

AS-133 and AS-134 (to replace REP11-047)
AS-135 and AS-136 (to replace REP11-083)

The Examining Authority has also issued a Rule 17 request for further information (PDF, 230 KB) from the Applicant and eight specific Interested Parties (IPs) requiring a response by Deadline 12, Monday 28 June 2021, however other IPs can also provide responses thereto if they wish. IPs may wish to comment on any of these responses by Deadline 13, Monday 5 July 2021.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

18th June, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority (ExA) has issued a Rule 17 request for further information (PDF, 230 KB) from the Applicant and eight specific Interested Parties (IPs) requiring a response by Deadline 12, Monday 28 June 2021. However, other IPs may also wish to respond to these requests by Deadline 13, Monday 5 July 2021.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

16th June, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority has published the Updated Report on the Implications for European Sites [PDF, 940KB]. Comments are requested by Deadline 12 (28 June 2021).

The authority has also publish a Rule 9 Letter [PDF, 271KB] accepting a proposal by the Applicant to exclude land near Ness House, Thorpeness from the Order as a non-material change.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

14th June, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The ExA has accepted and published submissions from the Applicant made on 11 June 2021, updating the Outline Operational Drainage Management Plan (OODMP) and the Outline Landscape and Ecological Management Strategy (OLEMS). Comments on these documents should be made by Deadline 12.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

11th June, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Deadline 11 submissions have now been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

7th June, 2021

EN010077: East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm Updates

Representations received in response to the application for a non-material change to the East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm Development Consent Order have been published.

See East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm for more information.

1st June, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Action points for ISH16 into the proposed substation site(PDF, 150KB), and ISH17 into the dDCO and other matters (PDF, 146KB) have been published. The recordings and transcripts for these events have also been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

27th May, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Action Points for ISH16 into the proposed substation site(PDF, 150KB), have been published. The recordings and transcripts for this event have also been published.

The Livestream for events running w/c 24 May 2021 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 17 (ISH17) (PDF, 219KB) into the draft Development Consent Order.

The Applicant has submitted a draft response to Examining Authorities Rule 17 request for information (R17QE), (PDF, 143KB) to be used in ISH16 and ISH17.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

24th May, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Applicant has submitted a draft response to Examining Authorities Rule 17 request for information (R17QE), (PDF, 143KB) to be used in ISH16 and ISH17.

The Livestream for events running w/c 24 May 2021 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 16 (ISH16) (PDF, 206KB) into the proposed substation site; and
Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 17 (ISH17) (PDF, 219KB) into the draft Development Consent Order.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

20th May, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority Commentaries on the draft Development Consent Order (PDF, 411KB) and further written questions (ExQ3) (PDF, 533KB) have been published.

The Livestream for events running w/c 24 May 2021 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the appropriate Agendas for each day:

Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 16 (ISH16) (PDF, 206KB) into the proposed substation site; and
Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 17 (ISH17) (PDF, 219KB) into the draft Development Consent Order.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

13th May, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 letter (PDF, 143KB) requesting further information from the Applicant.

The agendas for the following hearings have been published:

Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 16 (ISH16) (PDF, 206KB) into the proposed substation site; and

Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 17 (ISH17) (PDF, 219KB) into the draft Development Consent Order.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

12th May, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority has published the following documents:

The note from the Unaccompanied Site Inspections (PDF, 321KB) undertaken on 22 & 23 April 2021;

Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 16 (ISH16) (PDF, 206KB) into the proposed substation site; and

Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 17 (ISH17) (PDF, 219KB) into the draft Development Consent Order.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

7th May, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The following documents have been published:

The Deadline 10 submissions 

Version 3.2 of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF, 400KB) 

The Planning Inspectorate's request to extend the examination(PDF, 397 KB) 

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

6th May, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 letter (PDF, 139KB) requesting further information from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

29th April, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority has issued a letter confirming their Procedural Decision (PDF, 342KB) to accept the Applicants non-material change request. The letter also notifies all Interested Parties for ISH16 and ISH17 commencing the week of 24 May 2021.

The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 letter (PDF, 173KB) requesting further information from the Applicant.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

19th April, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

Deadline 9 submissions have now been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

1st April, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Secretary of State has issued a letter extending the Examination from 6 April 2021 until no later than 6 July 2021. (PDF, 96KB)

The Examining Authority has issued their Rule 8(3) Letter amending the Examination timetable. (PDF, 175KB)

Deadline 9 has now changed. All submissions must now be received by Thursday 15 April 2021.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

29th March, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Deadline 8 submissions have now been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

26th March, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision to accept the Applicant’s proposed changes to the scheme, which were submitted at Deadline 7.

The Procedural Decision (PDF, 259KB) has been added to the Examination Library (PDF, 2MB).

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

22nd March, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority have published a Rule 17 letter, requesting further information from Natural England dated 17 March 2021, the deadline for a response is D8, 25 March 2021.

The Action Points for ISH10 into Health and Wellbeing Assessment (PDF, 112KB), ISH11 into Flood Risk and Drainage(PDF, 83KB), ISH12 into Noise (PDF, 102KB), ISH13 into Traffic and Transport (PDF, 156KB), ISH14 into Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment (PDF, 163KB), ISH15 into the draft Development Consent Order (DCO) (PDF, 150KB) and CAH3(PDF, 131KB) have been published. The recordings and transcripts for these events have also been published.

The time reserved for ISH10A, ISH11A, ISH12A, ISH13A, A, ISH14A, and ISH15A in w/c 23 March 2021 will no longer be required and have therefore been cancelled.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

15th March, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Livestream for events running w/c 15 March 2021 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the appropriate Agendas for each day:

Issue Specific Hearing (ISH) 14 into Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment (Day 1 and 2) (PDF, 214KB)
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 185KB)
ISH15 into the draft DCO-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 214KB)

The Action Points for ISH10 into Health and Wellbeing Assessment (PDF, 112KB), ISH11 into Flood Risk and Drainage(PDF, 83KB), ISH12 into Noise (PDF, 102KB) and ISH13 into Traffic and Transport (PDF, 156KB) have been published. The recordings and transcripts for these events have also been published.

The time reserved for ISH10A, ISH11A, ISH12A and ISH13A in w/c 22 March 2021 will no longer be required and these events have been cancelled.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

9th March, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Livestream for events running w/c 8 March 2021 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the appropriate Agendas for each day:

Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) into Health and Wellbeing Assessment-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 204KB)
Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) into Flood risk and drainage-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 205KB)
Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) into Noise-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 207KB)
Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) into Traffic and transport-v1-0_.pdf) (PDF, 211KB)

Agendas for hearings during the week of 15th March (ISH14 into Biodiversity and HRA (PDF, 241KB), ISH15 into the dDCO-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 214KB) and Compulsory Acquisition Hearings (CAH3)-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 185KB)) have been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

5th March, 2021

EN010077: East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm Updates

Deadline 7 submissions have now been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 737KB)

As no additional Affected Persons have requested to be heard at an Open Floor Hearing, OFH8 has been cancelled.

The Livestream for events running w/c 8 March 2021 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the appropriate Agendas for each day:
• Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) into Health and Wellbeing Assessment-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 204KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) into Flood risk and drainage-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 205KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) into Noise-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 207KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) into Traffic and transport-v1-0_.pdf) (PDF, 211KB)

Agendas for events commencing week of 15th March will be published 9th March 2021.

See East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm for more information.

5th March, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

As No additional Affected Persons have requested to be heard at an Open Floor Hearing, Open Floor Hearing 8 (OFH8) has been cancelled.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 733KB).

Agendas for hearings during the week of 8th March can be found here.

Agendas for events commencing week of 15th March will be published 9th March 2021.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

4th March, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 733KB).

Information for forthcoming Hearings:

The Agendas for the following events have been published:
• Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) into Health and Wellbeing Assessment-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 204KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) into Flood risk and drainage-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 205KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) into Noise-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 207KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) into Traffic and transport-v1-0_.pdf) (PDF, 211KB)

Agendas for events commencing week of 15th March will be published 9 March 2021.

Further Written Questions (ExQ3) were not published on this occasion.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

2nd March, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Agendas for the following events have been published:
• Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) into Health and Wellbeing Assessment-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 204KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) into Flood risk and drainage-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 205KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) into Noise-v1-0.pdf) (PDF, 207KB)
• Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) into Traffic and transport -v1-0_.pdf)(PDF, 211KB)

Agendas for events commencing week of 15th March will be published 9 March 2021.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

22nd February, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority have issued a Procedural Decision (PDF, 427KB) in relation to Issue Specific Hearing 9 Agenda Item 1a.

The Action Points for Compulsory Acquisition Hearings (CAH2)Issue Specific Hearings (ISH) 7 into BiodiversityISH8 into Seascape and ISH9 into the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) have been published. The recordings and transcripts for these events have also been published.

The time reserved for CAH2A, ISH7A, ISH8A and ISH9A in w/c 23 March 2021 will no longer be required and have therefore been cancelled.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

19th February, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Action Points for CAH2, (PDF, 148 KB)  ISH7 into Biodiversity(PDF, 157 KB) and ISH8 into Seascape  (PDF, 141 KB) have been published. The recordings and transcripts for these events have also been published.

The time reserved for A, ISH7A, ISH8A and ISH9A in w/c 23 March 2021 will no longer be required and have therefore been cancelled.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

Examination Process - Latest Updates
On 9 February, a Rule 8(3) Letter was published by the Planning Inspectorate, giving details of changes to the Examination Timetable and notification for events to be held in March 2021.


The additional Hearings have been confirmed as below:
  • Time is reserved for Open Floor Hearing 8 (OFH8), should any additional Affected Person request to be heard under Regulation 16 of the Infrastructure Planning (Compulsory Acquisition) Regulations 2010 (CA Regulations), on 8 March 2021. If no such requests are made, then this hearing will not proceed;
  • Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) into Health and Wellbeing Assessment, on 9 March 2021;
  • Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) into Flood Risk and Drainage on 10 March 2021;
  • Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) into Noise, on 11 March 2021;
  • Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) into Traffic and Transport, on 12 March 2021;
  • Issue Specific Hearing 14 (ISH14) into Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment, on 16 and 17 March 2021;
  • Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3 (CAH3) including matters relevant to or arising from the Compulsory Acquisition Regulations if required, on 18 March 2021; and
  • Issue Specific Hearing 15 (ISH15) into the draft Development Consent Order and other matters relevant to or arising from the Compulsory Acquisition Regulations if required, on 19 March 2021.
You can view the Rule 8(3) Letter here and updated Examination Timetable here. 

In addition to this Notice, the below updates have been provided by The Planning Inspectorate: Reminder: Deadline 6 is Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 11.59pm.

 

12th February, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority further written questions (ExQ2) (PDF, 632KB) and Commentaries on the draft Development Consent Order (PDF, 573KB) have been published. The published Rule 8(3) Letter%20holding%20document.pdf) (PDF, 474 KB) dated 9 February 2021 confirms the deadline for receipt of responses.

The Livestream for events running w/c 15 February 2021 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the appropriate Agendas for each day, being Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2).pdf) (PDF, 134 KB) (Tuesday) ; ISH7 into Biodiversity (PDF, 132 KB) (Wednesday); ISH8 into Seascape .pdf)(PDF, 124 KB) (Thursday) and ISH9 into the draft Development Consent Order.pdf) (PDF, 132 KB) (Friday), which have been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

9th February, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examining Authority Rule 8(3) Letter (PDF, 476KB) has been published,%20holding%20document.pdf) giving details of changes to the Examination Timetable and notification for events to be held in March 2021.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information

8th February, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Agendas for the following events has been published:

Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2).pdf) (PDF, 134KB)
Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7) into Biodiversity and HRA (PDF, 132KB)
Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8.pdf)) into Seascapes (PDF, 124KB)
Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9).pdf) into the Draft Development Consent Order (PDF, 132KB)

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Examination authority has published the following:

A letter relating to the Compulsory Acquisition of Additional Land(PDF, 449KB)
Action points from Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6) (PDF, 119KB)
Action points from Open Floor Hearing 7 (OFH7) (PDF, 85KB)
Notes from the Unaccompanied or Access Required Site Inspections.pdf) PDF, 1MB) undertaken on 25, 26 & 27 January 2021.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information

26th January, 2021

Examination Process - Latest Updates
On 26 January, a Rule 13 Notice was published by East Anglia ONE North, providing notification of an updated Examination timetable. 

The additional Hearings have been confirmed as below: 
  • Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2) on 16 February 2021;
  • Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7) into Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment on 17 February 2021;
  • Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8) into Seascapes on 18 February 2021; and
  • Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9) on the draft Development Consent Order on 19 February 2021.
You can view the Rule 13 Notice here and updated Examination Timetable here. 

In addition to this Notice, the below updates have been provided by The Planning Inspectorate:


22nd January, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The reserved time for Open Floor Hearings 6A scheduled to start this afternoon (22 January 2021) is no longer required and has therefore been cancelled. Furthermore the time reserved for Issue Specific Hearings 3A, Issue Specific Hearings 4A and Issue Specific Hearings 5A in w/c 1 February 2021 will no longer be required and have therefore been cancelled.

Action lists for Issue Specific Hearings 3 (ISHs3) (PDF, 99 KB) and Open Floor Hearings 6 (OFHs6) (PDF, 97 KB) have been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

19th January, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

A number of hearings are taking place this week. You can access the live stream for this weeks hearings.

The timings and agenda are as follows:

Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) into Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment.pdf)  Tuesday 19 January at 10:00am
Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4) into Onshore Environment, construction, transport and operational effects.pdf) starting on Tuesday 19 January at 2.00pm and continuing on Wednesday 20 January at 10:00am
Issue Specific Hearing 5 into Social, economic, land and sea use effects (ISH5).pdf) on Thursday 21 January starting at 10:00am
Open Floor Hearings 6 and 7 (OFH6 and OFH7) OFH6 on Friday 22 January starting at 10.00am & OFH7 on Thursday 28 January starting at 2.00pm

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

8th January, 2021

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Agendas for the following events have been published:
Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) into Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment.pdf) (PDF, 172 KB)
Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4) into Onshore Environment, construction, transport and operational effects.pdf) (PDF, 142 KB)
Issue Specific Hearing 5 into Social, economic, land and sea use effects (ISH5).pdf) (PDF, 133 KB) and
Open Floor Hearings 6 and 7 (OFH6 and OFH7) (PDF, 69 KB)

The Agenda for Issue specific Hearing 6 (ISH6) and the Itineraries for Accompanied Site Inspection 1 and 2 (ASI1 and ASI2) will be published no late than 19 January 2021

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

17th December, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

Deadline 3 submissions have now been published. A Rule 17 Request%20RSv1_0.pdf) has been issued to the Applicant and other named Interested Parties. Any parties wishing to provide a response to any questions within this letter can do so by Deadline 4.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

7th December, 2020

Examination Process - Latest UpdatesAdditional Land Material Change Consultation for East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO
On 19 November 2020 the Secretary of State accepted a request for the DCO to include authorisation for the compulsory acquisition of interests in and rights over additional land for East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO ('the Proposed Provisions').

As of 7 December 2020, we are holding a public consultation under Regulation 7 of the Compulsory Planning Acquisition. 

Proposed Changes

The Additional Land included within the Proposed Provision is required as a result of continued refinement of the project and ongoing consultation with landowners and stakeholders and to support achieving works that address concerns.

Read the full article here on the proposed changes or visit the Planning Inspectorates’ website to view the associated documentation.

This consultation phase provides an opportunity to provide representations on the application which can be made on the Planning Inspectorate’s Registration and Relevant Representation Form which can be accessed and completed online at East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North pages of the Planning Inspectorate website.

Representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 13 January 2021 23:59. If you wish to make a representation on both East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North you should submit a representation in respect of each application.

 

4th December, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The action points for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1)(PDF, 167KB)
and Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) (PDF, 212KB) has now been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

2nd December, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Applicant has submitted a revised dDCO and Schedule of Changes which has been accepted by the ExA as an additional submission on 01 December 2020, the ExA has also on 02 December 2020 accepted the additional submission made by Save our Sandlings regarding Cumulative Impact (PDF, 6MB).

Issue Specific Hearing 1 Action Points (PDF, 121KB) have now been published.

The Livestream for ISH2 is available for those wishing to observe in real time. Please refer to the Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) into Onshore siting, design and construction.pdf) (PDF, 144KB) to see when the event will start broadcasting ‘LIVE’.

The Applicant has provided a presentation to cover Agenda items 3b and 3c during ISH2 (PDF, 5MB), this has been accepted by the ExA as an additional submission on 26 November 2020 and published to the project page.

If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page or if you can’t hear anything, it may be that your sound is turned off and therefore un-muting or increasing the sound volume may resolve the issue.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

29th November, 2020
Parish Council's Response to Deadline 1

Written Representation For SPR EA1N and EA2 Projects Deadline 1 

27th November, 2020

Examination Process - Latest Updates
Below you will find the latest updates provided by the Planning Inspectorate on their website. 
  The next event in the examination process is Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1) taking place on 1 December 2020. You can find more information on the Planning Inspectorate website.

 

27th November, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

Joining instructions have been sent to all invitees for events commencing week of 30 November 2020. The Livestream for Events w/c 30 November 2020. is available for those wishing to observe in real time. Please refer to the Agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) into Biodiversity and HRA.pdf) (PDF, 167KB), Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1).pdf) (PDF, 148KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) into Onshore siting, design and construction.pdf) (PDF, 144 KB) to see when each event will start broadcasting ‘LIVE’.

The Applicant has provided a presentation to cover Agenda items 3b and 3c during ISH2, this has been accepted by the ExA as an additional submission (PDF, 5MB) on 26 November 2020 and published to the project page.

If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page or if you can’t hear anything, it may be that your sound is turned off and therefore un-muting or increasing the sound volume may resolve the issue.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

24th November, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) into Biodiversity and HRA.pdf) (PDF, 167KB), Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1)%20(1).pdf) (PDF, 148KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) into Onshore siting, design and construction.pdf) (PDF, 144KB); commencing week of 30 November 2020 have now been published.

The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept the late submission made by SASES and these have now been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

13th November, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

Open Floor Hearings 4 & 5 (OFH4&5) recordings and action listare now available.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

9th November, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

Deadline 1 submissions received from the Applicant and Interested Parties have now been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

5th November, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The OFH4A reserved to start at 2pm this afternoon (5 November 2020) will no longer be required and is therefore cancelled.

The Livestream of Open Floor Hearing 5 is available for those wishing to observe it this week in real time. Please refer to the updated Agenda for Open Floor Hearing 4 and 5 (PDF, 107 KB) to see when each event will start broadcasting ‘LIVE’ and the updated List of Speakers per event. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page or if you can’t hear anything, it may be that your sound is turned off and therefore un-muting or increasing the sound volume may resolve the issue.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

4th November, 2020

EN010078: East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Updates

The Livestream of Open Floor Hearing 4-5 is available for those wishing to observe this week in real time. Please refer to the updated Agenda for Open Floor Hearing 4 and 5 (PDF, 107 KB) to see when each event will start broadcasting ‘LIVE’ and the updated List of Speakers per event. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page or if you can’t hear anything, it may be that your sound is turned off and therefore un-muting or increasing the sound volume may resolve the issue.

The Examining Authority has carried out its fifth Unaccompanied Site Inspection (USI5) and the USI5 Site Note).pdf) (PDF, 3 MB) undertaken on 30 October 2020 has been published.

See East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm for more information.

13th October, 2020

East Anglia TWO and ONE North Rule 8 Letter Published

On Monday 12 October the Examining Authority published the Rule 8 Letter providing final details of the examination process.

The Rule 8 Letter confirms:

  • The Examination Timetable finalised in response to requests made.
  • An additional opportunity for Interested Parties without access to digital technology to identify circumstances for consideration.
  • All Interested Parties are now invited to submit written representations identifying concerns and/or support.
  • Examining Authority Written Questions about the application and representations received so far.
  • The addition of further Open Floor Hearings on 5 and 6 November 2020.
  • The first Issue Specific and Compulsory Acquisition Hearings in the week commencing 30 November 2020.


The Rule 8 Letter can be found on the Examining Authority’s website. The full Examination Timetable is located in Annex A.

Audio Recordings
Recordings of the Preliminary Meetings Part 1 and 2 and the Open Floor Hearings can be found at on the Planning Inspectorate’s Document page.

For any questions on the Examination Procedure you can contact the Examination Authority via the following details:


15th September, 2020

East Anglia ONE North Preliminary Meeting
The Examining Authority has now published the detailed Agenda for Part 1 of the Preliminary Meeting.

The first part of the meeting will open at 10.00 on Wednesday 16 September 2020. Instructions for those who have requested to participate in the Preliminary Meeting have been sent. For those wishing to observe in real time, please use the following link to the livestream held on the Examining Authorties website

Information for further Meetings will also be available via the Examinaning Authorities website in due course. 

There is opportunity for those observing the Preliminary Meeting to provide any written responses to matters raised at the Preliminary Meeting by Procedural Deadline C (29 September 2020).

 

20th August, 2020

Open Floor Hearing Involvement Form now available
The Rule 6 letter, re-published on 16 July, notified all Interested Parties of the Open Floor Hearings (OFHs) scheduled from 7-9 October 2020.  

Interested Parties wishing to participate in these events must complete an OFH Involvement Form, now available on The Examining Authority’s website, by 9 September 2020.  This form allows you to request to be heard at the first round of OFHs, details and times of which are listed below. The Examining Authority will try to accommodate all Interested Parties’ preferred dates and times for the first round of OFHs. However if this is not possible, there will be a further opportunity to request to be heard at the future OFHs by Deadline 1.

Due to Coronavirus public health restrictions, the first round of OFHs will be held as virtual events.  Registering in advance for OFH1, 2 & 3 using this form will ensure that the correct Joining Instructions are sent to you before the event. You do not need to register separately for Open Floor Hearings 1 A, 2 A & 3A, these are reserved hearings that will only proceed if participation in one or more of OFH1, 2 &/or 3 are affected by disruption or adjournment.  If they are not required, they will be cancelled.  Please refer to The Examining Authority’s website for details. 

The first round of OFHs for East Anglia ONE North will take place as follows:

Date and Time:  
  • OFH1 Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 6pm
  • OFH1 A (if required) Thursday 8 October 2020 at 10am
  • OFH2 Thursday 8 October 2020 at 2pm
  • OFH2 A (if required) Thursday 8 October 2020 at 6pm
  • OFH3 Friday 9 October 2020 at 10am
  • OFH3 A (if required) Friday 9 October 2020 at 2pm
The Examining Authority is proposing that these OFHs are held in parallel with the OFHs for the East Anglia TWO Examination.  When completing this form, it might be helpful to refer to the Examination Timetables for each project:

East Anglia ONE North
East Anglia TWO

You can access the OFH Involvement Form here.

 

19th July, 2020

Information on the Preliminary Meeting, draft Examination timetable and Notification of Hearings now published.

On 16 July, The Planning Inspectorate re-published the Rule 6 Letter, giving notification of the Preliminary Meeting along with the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principle Issues. This replaces the Rule 6 letter published on the 21 February 2020. 

The East Anglia TWO Preliminary Meeting will take place on: 

  • Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020, 17 September 2020 (if required) and Tuesday 6 October 2020 (if required). 
  • Meeting begins: 10.00am.
  • The meeting is to be a virtual event which will be live streamed and recorded for online viewing after the event. Further details can be found in an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you wish to make contributions at the meeting please refer to the letter and FAQ for information on how you can do so and for further information on this process. You can view the Rule 6 letter here.

You can access the application documents, Relevant Representations and ScootishPower Renewables Responses to Relevant Representations on the Planning Inspectorate’s website

 

17th June, 2020

Our Coronavirus Response – We're here for you

The last few months have been a challenging time for everyone and we applaud the adjustments, contributions and amazing support people and businesses have been providing.

ScottishPower Renewables has adhered to government guidelines to minimise the impact of COVID-19 and maintain the safety of employees, contractors and the wider population, and will continue to do so as we look to ease ourselves out of lockdown.

All over the country ScottishPower teams have been working hard to maintain the energy supply to keep the country running. We’ve provided much needed equipment to keep essential services and supplies flowing and protective clothing to support the remarkable efforts to keep us all safe.

This includes our own East Anglia ONE offshore team in Lowestoft, Suffolk, who have donated crucial personal protective equipment in the form of coveralls, gloves and antibacterial hand wipes to local A&E hospital, The James Paget. Chief Executive, Anna Hills, said: “As you can imagine the additional pressures experienced during these unprecedented times impact staff health and wellbeing and kind gestures such as this are very much appreciated.”

You can read more about what dedicated people and teams from the wider ScottishPower network have been doing over the past few months to help via the link below:

Our Coronavirus Response

From everyone at ScottishPower Renewables, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all the carers, key workers and NHS heroes who are working tirelessly to keep people safe through this challenging time.

We look forward to seeing you all in person again soon.

 

5th June, 2020

East Anglia ONE North: Virtual Events Participation Questionnaire

The Examining Authorities (ExAs) for the East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO offshore windfarm applications have issued a Procedural Decision in respect of draft submissions and are inviting representations on how hearings might be held. 

These representations should be provided as responses to an online questionnaire by 5pm 11 June 2020.

You can access this questionnaire here.

 

17th March, 2020

East Anglia ONE North Preliminary Meeting and Hearings Postponed

The Preliminary Meeting and Hearings due to be held 24 – 26 March 2020 have been postponed in light of the current public health situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please see the Examining Authority’s (ExA’s) procedural decision to postpone the Preliminary Meeting (PM) and Hearings for further information.

We are not yet in a position to identify a revised timeline. Updates will be announced shortly.

 

6th March, 2020

Information on the Preliminary Meeting, Examination Timetable and Hearing Agendas now published.

On 21 February, The Planning Inspectorate published the Rule 6 Letter, giving notification of the preliminary meeting along with the draft Examination Timetable and Assessment of Principle Issues. Supporting agendas have also now been published to accompany the hearings.

The East Anglia ONE North Preliminary Meeting will take place on:
 

  • Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020
  • Seating available from: 9.00am
  • Meeting begins: 10.00am
  • Venue: in the Britten Studio at the Hoffman Building, Snape Maltings, Snape, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1SP


Please refer to the letter for information on how to reserve a place at the meeting and for further information. You can view the Rule 6 letter here.

View the Agendas for the March 2020 Hearings here.

Relevant Representations made throughout the Section 56 Consultation have also been published on the website and can be viewed here.

 

17th December, 2019

ScottishPower Renewables Investment in Skills and Employment

Our East Anglia ONE Project has promoted skills in the wind industry across the region through initiatives such as the Offshore Wind Skills Centre and the Skills for Energy Working Group. To do this we work with regional partners of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the East of England Energy Group. 

We’ve gone into schools, supported offshore wind specialist courses at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft’s East Coast College and sponsored post-graduate degrees at the University of East Anglia. 

This is typical of the type of investment we hope to continue promoting in the local area with our new East Anglia Hub which brings together East Anglia ONE North, TWO and THREE projects into one combined procurement and delivery programme.

Find out more from Chief Executives Chris Starkie and Simon Gray and Project Director Charlie Jordan in our Skills and Employment video which you can watch here.

 

4th December, 2019

East Anglia TWO and ONE North Planning Inspectorate Representations Now Open

An opportunity to make your representations to the Planning Inspectorate is now available and must be made by 27 January 2020. 

Any representations (giving notice of any interest in or objection to the Application) must be made on the Planning Inspectorate’s Registration and Relevant Representation Formwhich can be accessed and completed online via the links below or can be obtained from the Planning Inspectorate by telephoning 0303 444 5000. 

- View East Anglia TWO
- View East Anglia ONE North

If you wish to have your say on East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO you must do this for each application separately.

For further advice please see Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination

Please be aware that the Planning Inspectorate is required by law to make the information that you provide in any representation publicly available. Details published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website will be restricted to your name and the text of your representation. However, any copies made available for inspection at public locations will contain your contact details.  

Any representation or response must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 27 January 2020.

 

29th November, 2019

Applications accepted and windfarms to be taken forward under new strategy

ScottishPower Renewables is pleased to confirm that the Development Consent Order (DCO) applications for the East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North offshore windfarms have been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

The separate applications were submitted in October 2019 after extensive baseline surveys, design development and consultation with a range of stakeholders, including local authorities, councils and local communities. Copies of the submission documents for each project can be viewed on the Planning Inspectorate’s website: 

- View East Anglia TWO
- View East Anglia ONE North 

An opportunity to provide your comments on the documentation directly to the Planning Inspectorate will be available during December and January. Further details will be provided on the project website areas and in local press.


12th November, 2019

East Anglia TWO Application Submitted 
East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm Ltd submitted its application for Development Consent to the Planning Inspectorate on 25 October 2019. 

The Planning Inspectorate has taken a decision to publish the application documents on submission, a link to which will be provided once these documents are live on their website.

Hard copies of these documents will be deposited in a number of locations in Suffolk on acceptance of the application. We will provide further information on when and where these documents will be available closer to the time.
EA1 O&M Building
The submission follows hard on the heels of the opening of ScottishPower Renewables’ new Operations and Maintenance Base in Lowestoft on 18 October. The state-of-the-art building will support the day-to-day operations of the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm, the first of four offshore windfarms ScottishPower Renewables is developing in the region, with marine co-ordination, specialist offices and warehousing.

Up to 100 full-time employees, including skilled engineers and technicians, will be located at the site for the 30-year lifespan of the windfarm. The site is already a hive of activity welcoming hundreds of contractors and supply chain operators, contributing substantially to the local economy.

Charlie Jordan, ScottishPower Renewables’ Project Director for East Anglia ONE, said: “It’s not just the base of operations for the windfarm, but a symbol of our long-term commitment to the region and our drive to grow the offshore wind industry in Lowestoft and East Anglia.”

This is one of a series of milestones achieved recently for ScottishPower Renewables and East Anglia ONE as the project approaches completion, with the windfarm successfully producing first power on 12 September 2019. 

 

30th August, 2019

East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
August 2019
West of Duddons Sands Offshore Windfarm
East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North Planning Process Community Briefing

ScottishPower Renewables is hosting a community briefing to explain what happens once we have submitted our applications for  Development Consent Orders for East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North.  
 

Planning experts Gideon Amos, a former Lead Examiner with the Planning Inspectorate, and Chartered Town Planner Ruth Jackson, will give a presentation and will be available to answer questions on the planning process.

The briefing will take place at 6pm on Thursday 12th September at the Sizewell Sports and Social Club and will be expected to last approximately two hours.

Please note, this is not a project briefing or an opportunity to ask questions about East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North, it is a briefing about the specific planning process applicable to the two projects.

If you would like to attend, please send an email with the title “EA2 & 1N Community Planning Briefing – Acceptance” to either of the below email addresses confirming the names of the attendees by the extended deadline of Friday 6th September. Only those who have booked a place will be admitted to the event as there is limited capacity. 

Eastangliaonenorth@scottishpower.com or Eastangliatwo@scottishpower.com

Many thanks to those who have already responded. You will have recieved a confirmation email and do not need to respond again.

 

3rd July, 2019

East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
July 2019
Statement of Community Consultation
East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm - Development of our Proposals

ScottishPower Renewables' final phase of pre-application consultation finished in March 2019. Since that time we have been reviewing feedback received, alongside working closely with the local authorities and statutory stakeholders to refine our proposals. 

Engaging with the local community is important to us and provides valuable insight to inform the development of our plans. We are pleased to share with you the first phase of updates to our proposals following this engagement. 

We have prepared a video which shows some key themes raised and our actions in response to this which can be viewed here

Further updates on the development of our plans will be announced over the coming months. 

We would again like to thank all those who took part in our Phase 4 Consultation on the proposed East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm.

 

25th June, 2019

East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
June 2019
West of Duddons Sands Offshore Windfarm
Phase 4 Community Consultation Summary 

ScottishPower Renewables would like to thank all those who took part in our Phase 4 Consultation on the proposed East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm.

The consultation phase saw extensive engagement with stakeholders, including local councils, residents and community groups and included 13 Public Information Days held at a range of locations across Suffolk, allowing people to discover more information on the proposals and speak to a range of technical specialists about the projects.

We have prepared a summary document which details the engagement that took place throughout Phase 4 and summarises key themes that were raised in response to our proposals. 

You can view the summary here.

 

19th June, 2019

The East Angle Newsletter
Summer 2019
West of Duddons Sands Offshore Windfarm
Read about the latest developments on our East Anglia offshore windfarm projects.

Find out about:

  • The latest update on the East Anglia TWO and ONE North projects
  • How we are delivering investment and skills training to East Anglia
  • East Anglia ONE blades and towers arrive in Great Yarmouth
  • How we are minimising the impact on ecology

You canview our latest newsletter here.

 

14th April, 2019

East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm: Phase 4 Consultation 
April 2019
West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm
Thank you for your responses to Phase 4 Consultation

ScottishPower Renewables would like to thank all those who took part in our Phase 4 Consultation on the proposed East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm.

The consultation saw extensive engagement with stakeholders, including local councils, residents and community groups and included 13 Public Information Days held at a range of locations across Suffolk, allowing people to discover more information on the proposals and speak to a range of technical specialists about the projects.

ScottishPower Renewables is now collating and reviewing the feedback received, to finalise our plans before submitting a Development Consent Order application for the project to the Government in October 2019.

David Walker, Development Director at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “We would like to thank everyone who provided feedback and attended our events throughout what has been a productive consultation period.

“We have received over 500 consultation responses, with key themes including traffic and transport, construction timetables and the impacts of our proposed substations. Every response is carefully reviewed and considered. Where possible suggestions will be taken into account and will help to shape our plans before submission.

“Our East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North offshore windfarms could deliver significant economic benefits to the region, providing work for local businesses and lasting training and employment opportunities for residents. We are also looking at developing a community funding scheme to benefit the areas in which we will be working.”

The end of the consultation period follows the launch of the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal, which will see offshore wind reach the connected capacity of 30GW and deliver one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. It is also expected that the number of jobs in the industry will rise to 27,000 under the new deal, with 6,000 of these predicted to be in the East.

Subscribe to our mailing list by registering your interest to ensure that you are kept up to date with the project. 

 

24th March, 2019

East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm: Phase 4 Consultation 
March 2019
West of Duddon Sands Offshore Windfarm
Phase 4 Consultation Deadline Approaching

Phase 4 Consultation for the proposed East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm ends at midnight on 26 March 2019. 

Please ensure that you have had time to review our material and have your say on the proposed development, particularly the environmental, social and economic effects of the project and the mitigation measures proposed to reduce impacts. 

Details of how you can provide your feedback to us can be found below. 

All consultation material and information on the locations where printed copies are available to view, can be found on the project website.

 

20th March, 2019

Parish Council respond to the Phase 4 Consultation 

Read our response here.

Phase 4 Consultation

ScottishPower Renewables Phase 4 Consultation for East Anglia ONE North will take place in early 2019. 

This consultation phase will be based around a draft Environmental Statement which will set out the proposed infrastructure and its likely potential environmental impacts. The site selection chapter will set out the reasons for SPR’s choice of substation sites, taking into account the environmental, social and economic effects and including, where relevant, technical and commercial feasibility.

As part of this consultation phase we will hold a series of Public Information Days where experts will be on hand to discuss with you the projects impact and proposed mitigation options. You can register your interest to receive further updates here.

Date

Town / Village

Address

Time

16/02/2019

Friston

Friston Village Hall, Church Road, Friston, Saxmundham, IP17 1PU

10am - 4pm

18/02/2019

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Church Hall, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5EA

2pm - 7pm

20/02/2019

Leiston

Sizewell Sports and Social Club, King George's Avenue, Leiston, IP16 4JX

2pm - 7pm

21/02/2019

Orford

Town Hall, Market Hill, Orford, Woodbridge, IP12 2NZ

2pm - 7pm

22/02/2019

Knodishall

Knodishall Village Hall, School Road, Knodishall, IP17 1UD

2pm - 7pm

23/02/2019

Thorpeness

Thorpeness Country Club, The Benthills, IP16 4NU

10am - 4pm

25/02/2019

Southwold

Stella Peskett Hall, Mights Road, Southwold, IP18 6BE

2pm- 7pm

27/02/2019

Friston

Friston Village Hall, Church Road, Friston, Saxmundham, IP17 1PU

2pm - 7pm

28/02/2019

Thorpeness

Thorpeness Country Club, The Benthills, IP16 4NU

2pm - 7pm

01/03/2019

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Church Hall, Victoria Road, Aldeburgh, IP15 5EA

2pm - 7pm

02/03/2019

Knodishall

Knodishall Village Hall, School Road, Knodishall, IP17 1UD

10am - 4pm

04/03/2019

Southwold

Stella Peskett Hall, Mights Road, Southwold, IP18 6BE

2pm - 7pm

09/03/2019

Leiston

Sizewell Sports and Social Club, King George's Avenue, Leiston, IP16 4JX

10am - 4pm


 

ScottishPower Renewables Phase 3.5 Consultation extended for two weeks.

 

"After listening to feedback from local authorities and residents, we have decided to extend the Phase 3.5 consultation period by a further two weeks, to the 12 November 2018. As a responsible developer, we go above and beyond statutory requirements, carrying out effective stakeholder engagement to ensure we obtain and consider as much feedback as possible."

During this phase of consultation, we have hosted four public meetings, posted consultation documents and feedback forms to 16,000 homes across the onshore search area and made documents available at a range of public buildings. We hope that through extending the consultation period as many people as possible will provide feedback on the proposals, which will be fully considered in the assessment process.

To read more click here.


On 23rd August Aldringham Parish Council responded to ScottishPower Renewables Phase 3 Consultation:

ALDRINGHAM-CUM-THORPE PARISH COUNCIL
 
Scottish Power Renewables EA2 and EA1N
RTLY-RLGH-GKSE
Freepost
25 Priestgate
Peterborough
PE1 1JL
 
23rd August 2018
 
Dear Sirs,
 
EA1N and EA2 Offshore Wind Farms – Community Consultation Phase Three
 
Following the publication of the ‘Approach to Site Selection’ and the details of the Landfall refined area of search, the onshore cable corridor refined area of search and the substation refined area of search, published in the Community Consultation Phase Three documentation, we still believe the only acceptable location for the substations is as stated previously in our response to the Stage One Statutory Consultation on the 11th April (see attached) for a single energy hub to be located at Sizewell. We are in full agreement with SCC, SCDC and the involved Town and Parish Councils who all believe that a holistic approach should be taken to include all the energy delivery projects that are proposed for this area. They are currently East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two Windfarms, Nautilus and Eurolink interconnectors and Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station. They should all be accommodated in one location adjacent to the existing Nuclear Power Stations of Sizewell A and Sizewell B, creating a single integrated energy hub that is capable of accommodating the infrastructure required for all the projects.
 
We ask that SPR participate with an open mind in the discussions which are striving to bring some joined up thinking to the situation and to find an outcome which is most appropriate for the long term sustainability of this area and its contribution to the energy coast.
 
It is also likely that a number of these projects will be delivered at the same time, therefore, it is essential that any mitigation measures recognise the impacts of not only of the individual projects but also of the combined impacts that will be experienced over their construction and operational periods.
 
As with the mitigation, amelioration measures put in place to compensate the affected communities for the disruption during construction and the ongoing impacts of operation should be considered holistically, it is essential to include all the projects in order to maximise the benefits that can be delivered.
 
Regardless of the location of the substations, the landfall for the offshore cables is indicated to be just to the north of Thorpeness. It is our understanding that a significant area of land will be required to carry out the major works at this location, requiring a large amount of manpower, plant and materials. We are concerned by the potential disruption that will be caused by these works over an extended period of time, which will only be exacerbated if the interconnector cables also come ashore at this point. It is therefore essential we have further discussions to better understand what is proposed for this location and how the impacts of the work will be mitigated, including those to the environment including the SSSI, road traffic disruption, noise, dust and light pollution. Also, we need to know how site restoration and long term amelioration measures will be put in place to compensate the parish for having to suffer these works. These could be in the form of coastal defences, improvement to the heathland and road improvements to the B1353 Thorpe Road including the provision of a cycle/footpath.
 
We note that the field adjacent to the B1353 Thorpe road, between the Thorpeness Almshouses and The Pavilion is shown as possibly being required for the works. The Almshouses provide homes for infirm and elderly residents who would find the disruption particularly hard to bear.  In addition, this Field has been identified as a possible exception site to accommodate affordable housing for the village. It is also an extremely dangerous location to gain access to Thorpe Road. If access is required from the B1353 Thorpe Road to the cable Landfall site, then further discussion is required to identify a more appropriate location.
 
The B1315 east of Aldringham crossroads to Thorpeness is also a concern. Although it is just wide enough to accommodate most traffic, there is also a very hazarders section where it crosses the old railway line and were golfers cross the road, there have been numerous accidents at this point over the years and any additional construction traffic would be of major concern. The road is used extensively by cyclists and some walkers and therefore poses a different set of dangers, which would only be made worse by increased use, particularly by larger vehicles.
 
If the location of the substations remains west of the B1122 then we also require further discussion on the impact of the road crossings required and how the traffic will be handled in the area. A particular concern is the pinch point across the B1122 to the south of Aldringham Court, a listed building of local and historical importance, where it is essential that works are carried out in the best way to preserve as much of its character as possible whilst ensuring minimum traffic disruption though the village of Aldringham. The B1353 Aldringham Lane to the west of Aldringham crossroads already suffers from side erosion due to being very narrow, it also has a very restricted width at the west end junction to the B1069 at Coldfair Green onto the B1353 and at the east end as it comes down Mill Hill towards the Parrot and Punchbowl. This lane is already a concern for residents owing to its use by numerous large agricultural vehicles and increasing commercial traffic that already cause many problems made worse with the increasing traffic flow we are seeing from new housing in Leiston.
 
This part of the coast has a high number of visitors and the local tourist industry makes a significant contribution to the local economy, therefore it is important that disruption to visitors is kept to a minimum and they are not discouraged from visiting the area. It is also essential that access to the coastal strip and the numerous footpaths across this part of the AONB and beyond are kept open and available to both residents and tourists who make extensive use of them.
 
In light of the above we would like an early meeting to discuss more fully the issues and concerns we have identified.
 
Yours Sincerely
 
Eric Atkinson
Chairman

ScottishPower Renewables Announce EA1 and EA2  Community Consultation Phase 3

The following information has been released by ScottishPower Renewables:

Community Consultation Phase 3

Phase 3 of our community consultation takes place from 16th May until 28th August, 31 days after our last planned Public Information Day (PID). We would like to invite you to our next round of PID events so we can consult with your on this area and obtain your feedback.

The key focus of Phase 3 will be to consult on our Indicative Onshore Development Area, which can be found here . In particular we would welcome your views on any mitigation that may be required.

Material for these PID events will be published on our website on the 28th of June. We will post a PID feedback questionnaire on the website and this will be available to download and send to us. This feedback can be sent up to the close of the Phase 3 Consultation on the 28th of August. The feedback questionnaire will also be available on the day at each of the PID events

We will be liaising with local parish councils in the build up to the PID events and we encourage you to attend these briefing sessions to ensure you are well informed throughout the Phase 3 Consultation. Further information on these parish council briefings can be found within the flow chart and video below.

The table below provides the locations and dates for the next series of public information days we will be holding as part of Phase 3 throughout June and July.

LOCATION

VENUE

DATE

TIME

Orford

Town Hall

Thursday 28th June

4pm-7pm

Friston

Village Hall

Friday 29th June

10am-1pm

Leiston

Sizewell Sports and Social Hall

Friday 29th June

3pm-6pm

Southwold

Stella Peskett Hall

Saturday 30th June

10am-1pm

 

Lowestoft

Victoria Hotel

Thursday 5th July

4pm-7pm

Aldeburgh

Jubilee Hall

Friday 6th July

10am-1pm

Thorpeness

Country Club

Saturday 7th July

10am-1pm

 

Aldeburgh

St Peters and St Pauls Church Hall

Thursday 26th July

4pm-7pm

Leiston

Sizewell Sports and Social Hall

Friday 27th July

10am-1pm

Southwold

Rugby Club

Friday 27th July

3pm-6pm

Friston

Village Hall

Saturday 28th July

10am-1pm

Thorpeness

Country Club

Saturday 28th July

3pm-6pm

Source:
https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/east_anglia_one_north.aspx

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils as well as Suffolk County Council responded to ScottishPower Renewables EA1N and EA2 Windfarms Consultation on 17th April, 2018. Their response can be read here:


On 13th April, 2018, the Parish Council formally responded to the ScottishPower Renewables EA1N and EA2 Windfarms Consultation.

Click here to read their full response.


EAST ANGLIA ONE NORTH and EAST ANGLIA TWO ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has been planning the delivery of two new offshore wind farm projects in the East Anglia zone, called East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO.

Detail on the two projects are published and maintained by SPR on the following websites.

https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/east_anglia_one_north.aspx

https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/east_anglia_two.aspx

 What we know

Onshore in this area, there will be:-

  • A National Grid substation:  325m (approximately one quarter-mile) x 140m (150yd) x 13m (40ft) high
  • Two connection substations: Each 190m (200yd) x 190m (200yd) x 21m (69ft) high, and each with 18m (60ft) external equipment
  • Underground cabling which will occupy a swathe of land 50m (55 yards) wide
  •  The location of the substations has not yet been defined. 
  • The offshore cabling is to reach shore at a place (not yet announced) on the coast between Sizewell and Thorpeness. 
  •  An “Onshore study area” for determining where to locate substations and cabling has been drawn south of Leiston, stretching from Sizewell and past Knodishall. 
  •  A significant part of the Parish of  Aldringham-cum-Thorpe lies within the Study Area (except Thorpeness, The Meare, The Fens and some land to the south of the Parish up to the boundary with Knodishall)
  • Land owners may be required to release land for the cable tranche and/or substations. 
  •  Savills has been appointed as land agents to support SPR.  
  • Onshore environmental surveys are due to commence during the Spring 2018, following selection of a preferred cable route.  The SPR team will also be undertaking initial site surveys to identify potentially sensitive species and habitats and to generally understand the area better.
  • There was a SPR Information Day held in Leiston on 31st October, 2017.
  •  The Parish Council hosted SPR at its regular meeting on 27th November, 2017.

Next Steps

SPR intends to hold further events in June and November of this year. At these events summary material will be provided regarding the nature of the projects and its approach to development and assessment of impacts as the projects are developed throughout the year. Further information on its consultation plans will be published in late February in what is known as a Statement of Community Consultation. 

To register your interest with SPR in order to be kept up to date as this project progresses, click here.

https://www.scottishpowerrenewables.com/pages/east_anglia_contact_us.aspx

 

Alan Williams, Councillor, Aldringham-cum-Thorpe Parish Council