Dogger Bank Teesside A / Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (formerly Dogger Bank Teesside B) – Project previously known as Dogger Bank Teesside A&B

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Dogger Bank Teesside A / Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (formerly Dogger Bank Teesside B) - Project previously known as Dogger Bank Teesside A&B was taken on 05 August 2015 and has now been issued.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (31 items)

Marine Management Organisation (MMO) in exercise of the powers conferred by section 72(3)(d) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, made the variations as detailed in the following documents.

The documents can also be seen on the NSIP section of the MMO website.

19 August 2020

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a Decision letter on the non-material application made on 15 November 2019 for Teesside A.

12 August 2020

The consultation responses for Dogger Bank Teesside A Offshore Wind Farm (Teesside A) have been published.

05 August 2020

The Applicant has extended the deadline for submitting consultation responses to the non-material change application to the 17 July 2020 for the consultees inadvertently missed from the initial circulation list.

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected]

08 July 2020

An application for Non-Material Change for Dogger Bank Teesside A Offshore Wind Farm (Teesside A) has been made by Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Projco Limited.

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected]

The deadline for receipt of representations is 29 July 2020.

11 June 2020

Between 13-28 May 2020, the Planning Inspectorate email address contained in the Regulation 6 notice for both of the above non-material change applications ([email protected]) was inactive.

The address was reactivated on 29 May 2020 but any email sent to [email protected] between 13 and 28 May 2020 should be resent to [email protected].

Deadline for receiving consultation responses is 2 July 2020.

08 June 2020

Two Non-Material Change applications to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have been made:

  1. An application for Non-Material Change for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm made by Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited (SOWFL)
  2. A joint application for Non-Material Change for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm and Dogger Bank Teesside A Offshore Wind Farm (Teesside A) made by Doggerbank Offshore Windfarm Project 3 Projco Limited and Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited (SOWFL)
13 May 2020
22 April 2020

The Secretary of State has requested further information in respect of the Non-Material Change Application, and extended deadline for responses until 21 April 2020.

15 April 2020

The Secretary of State has requested further information in respect of the Non-Material Change Application. Deadline for responses is 14 April 2020.

31 March 2020
18 March 2020

The Secretary of State has requested further information and published a Habitats Regulations Assessment in respect of the Non-Material Change Application.

04 March 2020
14 January 2020

An application for Non-Material Changes for Dogger Bank Teesside A Offshore Wind Farm (Teesside A) has been made by Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Projco Limited.

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:
National Infrastructure
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol BS1 6PN
The deadline for receipt of representations is 10 January 2020

27 November 2019

Further consultation responses have been published.

21 December 2018

The comments for the non-material change have now been published.

27 July 2018

An application for a non-material change to the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (Formerly Dogger Bank Teesside B) has been made by Innogy Renewables UK Limited.

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:
National Infrastructure
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol, BS1 6PN

The deadline for receipt of representations is 26 July 2018.

18 June 2018

Since the Development Consent Order was granted, the original consortium that made up the applicant ‘Forewind Ltd’ has split.  Details of the two new companies are as follows:

Dogger Bank Teesside A

The new owner is Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Projco Limited – owned equally by SSE and Statoil.

Dogger Bank Teesside B

The new owner is Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited – a wholly owned subsidiary of Innogy.  This development has been renamed to Sofia Offshore Wind Farm.

Details of these changes and information on a proposed non-material change application are contained in the letter from Innogy Renewables UK Limited, dated 20 February 2018.

The Secretary of State responded to Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited’s request for a reduced and focused scope of consultation for the proposed non-material change application (pursuant to Regulation 7(3) of the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011) in their letter of 30 April 2018

08 June 2018
Decision made by the Secretary of State
05 August 2015
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
05 May 2015

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 August 2014
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
05 August 2014

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

11 July 2014
Relevant representations published on the website
16 June 2014
Registration of interested parties closes
12 June 2014
Registration of interested parties begins
25 April 2014
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

23 April 2014
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
23 April 2014
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
28 March 2014