East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

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East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

Received 23 January 2020
From Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Representation

The Council reiterates it’s strong support of the aims and ambitions of both the East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO Wind Farms, which are consistent with national renewable energy targets and objectives. The location of East Anglia ONE’s Operations & Maintenance base at ABP’s Hamilton Dock in Lowestoft is welcomed and closely linked to Great Yarmouth, which remains England’s offshore sector capital with over 50 years of Southern North Sea offshore energy experience, access to a deep-water port, skills and strong energy supply chain. The Council has no objections to the routing of the proposed cabling of either windfarm project in terms of the locations of the landfall points, onshore cable corridor and converter station as these are all outside of the Council’s administrative boundary. It is not yet known whether both windfarm projects will be constructed at the same time or sequentially, however the Council remains supportive of Scottish Power Renewables’ approach to take both applications simultaneously through the Development Consent Order process. There is a significant geographic of both onshore and offshore development areas of both applications, therefore the approach allows for an improved understanding of the cumulative impacts. It is nonetheless preferred, that where possible, mutual points of infrastructure are secured to help mitigate the overall impact of the combined proposals.