SECTION 153 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008

REGULATION 6 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (CHANGES TO, AND REVOCATION OF, DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDERS) REGULATIONS 2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO MAKE A NON-MATERIAL CHANGE TO THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER:

THE DOGGER BANK TEESSIDE A AND B OFFSHORE WIND FARM ORDER 2015 (SI 2015/1592) AS AMENDED BY THE DOGGER BANK TEESSIDE A AND B OFFSHORE WIND FARM AMENDMENT ORDER 2019 (SI 2019/699)

 

1 An application has been made by Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to make a non-material change to the above mentioned Development Consent Order (the DCO).

2 The DCO granted development consent to Doggerbank Project 2 Bizco Limited for ‘Project A’ and Doggerbank Project 3 Bizco Limited for ‘Project B’ – two offshore wind turbine generating stations each comprising up to 200 wind turbine generators (WTGs) and associated development in the Dogger Bank Zone and the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland. Doggerbank Project 2 Bizco Limited has been renamed at Companies House as Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Projco Limited and Doggerbank Project 3 Bizco Limited has been renamed at Companies House as Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited (SOWFL). SOWFL has renamed Project B to Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (Sofia). The Applicant therefore has the benefit of development consent for Sofia.

3 The application seeks to make non-material changes to the consented Sofia offshore works including: increasing the maximum hammer energy used for monopole installation for the WTGs and the offshore convertor platform (OCP) from 3,000kJ to 4,000kJ; consent to lay cables between the WTG and the OCP; increasing the number of fibre optic cables within the HVDC cables to two; and corrections to ensure consistency in cross-referencing with the previously varied deemed marine licences. No changes are sought in this application to Project A.

4 The application documents are available for inspection on the National Infrastructure Planning Portal (Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm page) here: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/dogger-bank-teesside-a-sofia-offshore-wind-farm-formerly-dogger-bank-teesside-b-project-previously-known-as-dogger-bank-teesside-ab/?ipcsection=docs Click on the Documents tab and then click on Decided in the documents navigation area. They are also available on the Sofia project website at www.sofiawindfarm.com.

5 A free digital or paper copy of the application documents can also be obtained from the Applicant using the following contact details:

Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited, Windmill Hill Business Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, SN5 6PB or at comms_sofia@innogy.com or on +44 (0)330 122 9670

6 Please send any representations about the application by email to the Planning Inspectorate at DBTeessideAB@pins.gsi.gov.uk or in writing to: Major Applications & Plans, The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN. Please quote reference EN010051 on any correspondence. Please note that any representations received by the Planning Inspectorate in response to the consultation will be handled in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and published on the Planning Inspectorate’s Infrastructure Planning Portal (https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk) with all personal information removed.

7 The deadline for receipt of representations is 2 July 2020

 

Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited