Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm
Query regarding the inclusion of St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath District Councils in the Regulation 9 list issued to the Applicant with the Scoping Opinion.
The Planning Inspectorate confirmed that checked the reasoning for the inclusion of Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury District Councils in the Regulation 9 list. On the basis of the shapefile submitted at scoping, our GIS system classes Breckland as a host authority because the cable corridor just goes into the district. Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury District Councils are therefore identified as adjoining authorities which is why they appear on the list. It is up to DONG’s discretion as to whether these authorities are consulted but you may wish to consult on a precautionary basis. If the shapefile received at the point when the application is submitted still shows the cable route going into the Breckland district, Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury District Councils would be contacted to seek their views on the adequacy of consultation carried out by DONG (see section 55(4)(b) of the Planning Act 2008).