Online consultation for the works of the Cromer and Sheringham wind farms

Communities can have a say in an online consultation on plans to double the capacity of two Norfolk wind farms.

Equinor, which operates Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm near Cromer, plans to double the capacity of the two parks in order.

He said he would provide renewable energy to 820,000 additional homes.

The consultation will seek comments on all aspects of the plans, but will focus on the refinement of the 200m wide land cable corridor, the locations of onshore construction complexes, the refinement of the landing work area, landing cable corridor routes, and the locations of posts and land access routes.

It will also focus on examining the impact of the work on seascape views.

One of the substations at the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm. Photo: Ian Burt
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The company said it aims to minimize potential impacts on the community and the environment by pursuing a shared land corridor for the two projects.

Kari Hege Mørk, Equinor Project Director, said: “We were very pleased with the community response to the Phase 1 consultation which supported the further development of our proposals, and would like to thank everyone who took the lead. time to respond.

“Despite the physical restrictions in place, we received a tremendous amount of commitment and much of that feedback has been incorporated into the refined project plans that we are presenting now.

“We look forward to keeping communities in Norfolk up to date with the progress of the plans, continuing to engage and receiving their feedback on the proposals.

“We are, of course, very disappointed that Covid-19 still prevents us from having in-person meetings with the community of Norfolk.

To support community engagement during this important consultation period, we once again opened up various channels of communication.

“I hope this will once again encourage a widespread and meaningful response.”

The Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located right next to Cromer.  Photo: DENISE BRADLEY

The Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located right next to Cromer. Photo: DENISE BRADLEY
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More than 11,000 households near the two farms received a feedback and consultation flyer in the mail, with a consultation website set up at to allow members of the public to comment.

There will also be a virtual exhibition at the where nearby residents can view suggested maps, as well as phone-based question-and-answer sessions for those who cannot access the internet.

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