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The Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018

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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 570

Infrastructure Planning

The Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018

Made

4th May 2018

Coming into force

8th May 2018

An application has been made under paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 to the Planning Act 2008(1) to the Secretary of State in accordance with the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011(2) for a non-material change to the Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm Order 2016(3).

The Secretary of State, having considered the application and the responses to the publicity and consultation carried out in accordance with regulations 6 and 7 of the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011, has decided to make this Order amending the Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm Order 2016.

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 to the Planning Act 2008, makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018 and comes into force on 8th May 2018.

Amendment to the Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm Order 2016

2.—(1) The Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm Order 2016 is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 3(1) of Part 1 (Authorised Development) of Schedule 1 (Authorised Project), in the descriptions of Work No. 2A and Work No. 2B, for “up to 6 offshore HVAC collector substations”, where it occurs, substitute “up to 3 offshore HVAC collector substations”.

(3) In paragraph 3(2) of Part 1 (Authorised Development) of Schedule 1 (Authorised Project), for “must not exceed 6” substitute “must not exceed 3”.

(4) In paragraph 2(4)(b) of Part 3 (Requirements) of Schedule 1 (Authorised project), for “3,600 square metres in area or 60 metres in width” substitute “6,300 square metres in area or 90 metres in width”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Gareth Leigh

Head of Energy Infrastructure Planning

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

4th May 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends The Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm Order 2016, a development consent order under the Planning Act 2008, following an application made in accordance with the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011 for non-material changes under paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 to the Planning Act 2008. The Order reduces from 6 to 3 the permitted number authorised offshore HVAC collector substations and expands the permitted size of the platform for each of those substations.

(1)

2008 c. 29. Paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 was amended by paragraph 4 of Schedule 8 to the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (c. 23), by paragraphs 1 and 72 of Schedule 13 to the Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), and by section 28 of the Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7). There are other amendments to the Act that are not relevant to this Order.

(2)

S.I. 2011/2055. Regulations 6 and 7 were both amended by SI 2012/635 and S.I. 2015/760.

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