The application for development of Dogger Bank Creyke Beck has been approved. It is the largest renewable energy development to receive planning consent in the UK.

The notice of the decision by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change is available on the Planning Inspectorate website.

The development consent order application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in August 2014.

Dogger Bank Creyke Beck (previously known as Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm) is the first stage of Forewind’s offshore wind energy development of the Dogger Bank Zone.

It will comprise two separate 1.2GW wind farms located 131km (81 miles) from the UK coast, each with up to 200 turbines. They will both connect into the existing Creyke Beck substation near Cottingham, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Forewind’s second development consent order application, for Dogger Bank Teesside A & B, is with the Planning Inspectorate. A decision is anticipated around August 2015.