Planning

In 2021, the option to maximise the capacity of the third phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Dogger Bank C, was identified. This option means that additional capacity of up to around 2GW of renewable energy could potentially be constructed in the eastern part of the original Dogger Bank C site.

Introduction

As Dogger Bank D is recognised as a strategic national asset for energy with an expected generating capacity greater than 100MW, it qualifies as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).

We will follow the procedures set out in the Planning Act 2008 which provides the framework for how NSIPs are developed. We will apply to the Planning Inspectorate, an agency responsible for managing the NSIP planning process on behalf of the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, for permission to build and operate Dogger Bank D.

Scoping

In April 2023, the Project prepared a Scoping Report and received a Scoping Opinion adopted by the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero in June 2023.

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Developing the Project

Protecting and enhancing the habitats we operate in as we harness the wind for renewable energy generation is a key part of developing our proposals.

We will be assessing the potential impacts of the offshore environment and of potential cable corridors and where other onshore infrastructure may be sited for the grid connection. Undertaking an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important part of the NSIP pre-application process and informs how the environment will be protected during the construction, operation and decommissioning phases. We will be looking at ways to keep disturbance to people and wildlife to a minimum.

Field of Rapeseed, near Paull, East Yorkshire

What matters to you, matters to us

You can help shape our proposals for Dogger Bank D by telling us what matters to you and your local community. This includes ideas to reduce or mitigate impacts during construction and operation or to tell us what matters to you so we can shape our proposals around your community.

Ideas and suggestions that we take forward will be captured as a commitment in the Dogger Bank D Commitments Register.

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