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Windfarm bid

PUBLISHED: 16:42 27 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:34 07 July 2010

A planning application has been submitted for the construction and operation of onshore facilities needed for the operation of the offshore Dudgeon windfarm.

A planning application has been submitted for the construction and operation of onshore facilities needed for the operation of the offshore Dudgeon windfarm.

The request to North Norfolk District Council and Breckland District Council covers the buried cable system and onshore substation needed to allow the electricity generated to enter the electricity transmission network.

The proposed onshore cable route runs for around 30 miles in a south westerly direction from the landfall at Weybourne Hope to the substation site located to the south of Little Dunham.

The Dudgeon site is 20 miles off Cromer.

Consent for the offshore elements of the project have already been requested from both the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Windfarm bosses hope that, subject to all consents being granted, the windfarm may commence generation by late 2013.

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