Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

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Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

Received 19 July 2018
From National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC and National Grid Gas PLC


Representation by National Grid Gas Plc and National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc (together ‘National Grid’) to the Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Application for a Development Consent Order.

National Grid wishes to make a relevant representation to the Hornsea Project Three DCO in order to protect its position in relation to infrastructure and land which is within or in close proximity to the proposed Order limits. National Grid’s rights to retain its apparatus in situ and rights of access to inspect, maintain, renew and repair such apparatus located within or in close proximity to the Order limits should be maintained at all times and access to inspect and maintain such apparatus must not be restricted.

The documentation and plans submitted for the above proposed scheme have been reviewed in relation to impacts on National Grid’s existing apparatus and land interests located within this area, and National Grid will require protective provisions to be included within the DCO to ensure that its interests are adequately protected and to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards.

National Grid Electricity Transmission

National Grid Electricity Transmission has high voltage electricity overhead transmission lines, a high voltage substation and high voltage underground cables within the onshore Order Limits.


• Norwich 400kV

Overhead Lines

• 4VV (400kV) overhead line route - Norwich Main to Walpole 1
- Norwich Main to Walpole 2
• 4YM (400kV) overhead line route - Bramford to Norwich Main 1
- Bramford to Norwich Main 2
• PHC (132kV) overhead line - Norwich Main to Trowse 1

• PGG (132kV) overhead line - Norwich Main to Trowse 3

Underground Cable

• Norwich Main – PHC001

Gas Transmission

National Grid Gas has high pressure gas transmission pipelines and above ground installations (AGI’s) within or in close proximity to the onshore Order Limits:

Above Ground Installations:

• Little Barning
• Felthorpe

Gas Transmission Pipelines:

• Feeder Main 02 - Bacton to Brisley
• Feeder Main 03 - Bacton to Roudham Heath
• Feeder Main 04 - Bacton to Gt Ryburgh
• Feeder Main 27 - Bacton to Kings Lynn

As a responsible statutory undertaker, National Grid’s primary concern is to meet its statutory obligations and ensure that any development does not impact in any adverse way upon those statutory obligations.

National Grid reserves the right to make further representations as part of the examination process but in the meantime is negotiating with the promoter with a view to reaching a satisfactory agreement.