Published: 10 July 2012 10 July 2012
Consent was given by the UK government for the construction of two wind farms off the Norfolk Coast with a combined capacity of over 1GW.
The two wind farms at Race Bank (580MW) and Dudgeon (560MW) in the Greater Wash could generate enough electricity to power around 730,000 homes. The projects represent around GBP 3 billion of investment. An application for a third project at Docking Shoal, also off the Norfolk Coast, has however been refused due to the potential impact on seabirds in the area. These birds (Sandwich terns) are specially protected by environmental legislation.