The world's biggest offshore wind farm will be built off the Lincolnshire coast, after planning permission was granted by the Secretary of State.
It's thought the farm, off Triton Mill, will create £3.6b of investment and create 1,130 jobs.
Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Limited has been granted permission to construct a 1,200MW wind farm with 288 turbines.
Council chiefs in north-east Lincolnshire are taking legal advice about pursuing a judicial review after the Government overturned East Lindsey District Council's rejection of plans for a controversial wind farm near Louth.
The local authority turned down the plans for eight giant wind turbines and a substation at Carlton Grange last June. However, the applicant, Energiekontor, referred the refusal to the Government's Planning Inspectorate, which overturned ELDC's decision last Friday.
DONG Energy is to build a windfarm 8km off the Yorkshire coast east of Hull. The Westermost Rough wind farm will supply enough power for over 200,000 households. Construction will begin in the first half of 2014 and is expected to be completed by the first half of 2015.
A public inquiry will today look into proposals for a nine-turbine windfarm at Fraisthorpe near Bridlington on the East Coast. Fraisthorpe Wind Farm Ltd had submitted their application to build the 260 foot turbines to East Riding of Yorkshire Council in February.
But after the council took longer than the statutory eight week period to determine the application, an appeal was made to the Planning Inspectorate. Objectors say it would be a blight on Bridlington Bay.
Lincolnshire County Council is urging the firm behind plans for a giant wind farm off the Lincolnshire coast to think again. RWE npower renewables has announced details of a consultation exercise in the new year over its proposals.
But the chair of the county's Environmental Scrutiny Committee, Cllr Colin Davie, says the firm has refused to listen to concerns when alternatives to the proposed substation and so-called 'cable corridors' through east Lincolnshire have been suggested.
The firm which is planning to build a large wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire has announced details of a consultation to decide where cables to the turbines will be placed. RWE npower renewables also needs to install a shore-based electrical system including a substation.
The 1200 megawatt Triton Knoll wind farm will be 20 miles off the Lincolnshire Coast and 28 miles from North Norfolk. Public bodies, local communities and other interested parties in surrounding areas will be invited to submit their views early in 2013. They will be asked to comment on:
- A shortlist of potential locations for the substation around Bicker Fen, Boston.
- A shortlist of potential locations for the other electrical infrastructure in East Lindsey.
At the same time as the consultation, further details about the project will be announced including:
- The type of electrical technology that will be used.
- The potential options for so-called 'cable corridors'.
- The location for cables to arrive onshore and the route they will take.
A new £3 million wind farm maintenance centre has opened in Grimsby. It'll service the energy giant Centrica's offshore windfarms.
We speak to renewable energy specialist John Grant from Sheffield Hallam University as Centrica Energy opens a new operations base in Grimsby for its wind farms.
The maintenance and operations centre in Grimsby, operated by Centrica Energy, will look after wind farms in the Greater Wash.
Previously operations had been run out of temporary facilities at Grimsby Dock, but the new centre will house over 100 employees, with space for a bigger workforce during peak times.