Community consultation opens for Dogger Bank D – Public invited to have their say on potential fourth phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm –Tue 26th September 2023
Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say in the coming weeks on a potential fourth phase of Dogger Bank Wind Farm, Dogger Bank D.
A public consultation on the Dogger Bank D wind farm proposals will open on Tuesday 26 September for six weeks and run until Tuesday 7 November, 2023. The public consultation will include in person events and an online webinar, and the project team would like to hear views from local communities on the proposals.
Dogger Bank D is a potential new fourth phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, which is currently under construction. The project team is working closely with The Crown Estate to agree the progression of Dogger Bank D. If progressed for delivery, Dogger Bank D would be located in the North Sea around 210 km off the northeast coast of England. Subject to further technical studies, the project could be capable of generating up to around 2GW of renewable power.
Different opportunities are being explored in parallel by the project development team to utilise the energy that could be produced by Dogger Bank D. These include:
- Electrical transmission – providing electricity for homes and businesses by linking to the UK transmission system, either via a grid connection into the national grid or a connection offshore to a wider coordinated grid network to Europe.
- Producing hydrogen – the wind farm could be connected to a new large-scale onshore facility located in the East Riding of Yorkshire to produce hydrogen via electrolysis. The hydrogen produced could connect to a wider hydrogen network and support the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries in the Humber. In the public consultation, two sites near Aldbrough and Saltend have been identified as possible locations for a Hydrogen Production Facility, alongside potential infrastructure corridors.
The consultation will provide the opportunity for the community to find out more about the project, ask questions and share feedback. The feedback will be used to help guide the project as it continues to develop its proposals ahead of its potential application to the Planning Inspectorate and Secretary of State for a Development Consent Order as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project.
The project team is inviting all feedback during the first phase of consultation by 11.59pm on Tuesday 7 November 2023. This feedback is important in helping to refine plans for the project. A second phase of consultation is planned for summer 2024.
Rob Cussons, Project Manager at Dogger Bank D, said:
“We look forward to welcoming the public to our consultation events for Dogger Bank D and for local communities to learn more about our proposals. It’s really important that local people have the opportunity to come and talk to the team and share their views with us. We are looking forward to sharing our ideas with local communities and listening to what they have to say.”
Four in-person events will be taking place at the following times and locations:
- Beverley Memorial Hall, 73-75 Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8HN, on Saturday 7 October from 10am to 2pm
- Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Lane, Hull HU1 3RQ, on Tuesday 10 October from 12noon until 5.30pm
- Alexandra Hall, St Augustine's Gate, Hedon, Hull HU12 8EX, on Wednesday 11 October from 2pm to 7pm
- Aldbrough Village Hall, Garton Road, Aldbrough, HU11 4QA, on Thursday 12 October from 2pm to 7pm
An online webinar will be held on Thursday 19 October from 6pm to 7pm. Go to doggerbankd.com and sign up to take part in the online webinar on the day, or you can watch it on demand after that time at the same web address.
Information about the project, as well as copies of all materials provided at the events, including the feedback form and how to get in touch with the project team, can be found at doggerbankd.com.