- Published: 30 September 2013 30 September 2013
The Planning Inspectorate has accepted Forewind’s development consent order application for the first stage of offshore wind energy development on the Dogger Bank Zone.
The application for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck, comprising two offshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of up to 2.4GW, was submitted in August after more than three years of surveys and research work, reporting and stakeholder engagement activity. The Planning Inspectorate will now begin a pre-examination phase that will be followed by a formal examination process, together these should take around 10 months. A recommendation will then go to the Secretary of State who will make the final consent decision. Dogger Bank Creyke Beck will be followed by two more stages of development for the zone, namely Dogger Bank Teesside A & B and Dogger Bank Teesside C & D. Both these stages also comprise two up to 1.2GW offshore wind farms, and connect into the national grid in Redcar and Cleveland. The second and final stage of consultation for Dogger Bank Teesside A & B is due to start in November this year.