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 (13 items)
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
The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins