Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

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Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

Received 22 July 2018
From Anglian Water Services Ltd


Thank for you the opportunity to comment on the Hornsea Three Offshore Windfarm project. Anglian Water is considered to be a statutory consultee for nationally significant infrastructure projects as identified in the Planning Act 2008 and associated regulations. The following representations are submitted on behalf of Anglian Water as water and sewerage undertaker for the above site:

Anglian Water is in principle supportive of the above project.

Impact on existing assets: We have been in dialogue with the applicant regarding the location of proposed crossings of Anglian Water’s existing water and water recycling assets within the onshore cable route.

Groundwater sources: There are existing boreholes for a public water source in the vicinity of the proposed cable route at Marlingford. It is essential to protect the aquifer and Anglian Water’s existing assets from contamination from any activities that might cause pollution.

We would expect mitigation measures to be put in place to prevent any pollution of the Chalk aquifer from surface activities.

Protective provisions: We have previously requested the inclusion of specific wording for the benefit of Anglian Water as part of the Section 42 consultation conducted in 2017. It is noted that specific protective provisions have been included in the current version of the DCO (Schedule 6, Part 9 of the Draft DCO) as requested. The wording as proposed differs somewhat from that sought by Anglian Water and we would ask for clarification of what is the purpose of the intended changes before the DCO is finalised.

Connections to water supply/public sewerage networks: Anglian Water is not aware of any water supply or wastewater requirements made upon them for the above project. Should a water supply or wastewater service be required and once agreement has been reached, there are a number of applications required to deliver the necessary infrastructure as outlined in the Water Industry Act 1991.

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