New Energy Focus reported that a planning application for a substation – a vital component of a proposed 560MW off-shore wind farm off the Norfolk coast – has been rejected by the local council.
This is despite the go-ahead being given to the offshore farm itself as well as the point where the power cabling comes ashore (in a separate application).
The developers will be appealing against the decision on plans which included a 20 acre woodland being planted to hide the development from the surrounding environment, and after the site had been “carefully chosen” over a 100 similar sites under consideration, for the lowest overall environmental impact.
The process of appeal is likely to delay the development by a year, developers admitted.
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photo credit: tpholland. Note* Not a picture of the actual chambers or council involved in the planning decision surrounding this article.