Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

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Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

Received 25 June 2018
From Ray Pearce

Representation

Our property is within 80 meters of the proposed position where the Hornsea Three Wind Farm Project cables (Orsted) are planned to cross with those from the Vanguard and Boreas Wind Farm Projects' (Vattenfall) cables. Orsted & Vattenfall have placed a commercial Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) over their discussions regarding the crossing point of their cables which is detrimental to the planning process. Orsted have failed to provide a plan of how the crossing point will be engineered and, therefore, have failed in their duty to provide required information for public consultation through the Preliminary Environmental Impact Report. The planned cumulative energy through the crossing point will be up to 6GW (5 times the maximum output of Sizewell B nuclear power station) which will have a significant impact on the environment and, potentially, public health. Also, the crossing point creates a Vulnerable Point (VP) in the Nation's energy infrastructure security. National Grid plc allocated the project the connection point at South Norwich without co-ordination causing the crossing of cables - Hornsea 3 should connect to NETS at Necton with a considerable saving on the environmental impact.