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 (15 items)

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

27 July 2018
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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
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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
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
05 August 2015
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
05 May 2015
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 August 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
05 August 2014
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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
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Relevant representations published on the website
16 June 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
12 June 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
25 April 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

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