Shepherd and Wedderburn is pleased to announce that development consent for Hornsea Project One has been granted by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Project One will constitute up to three offshore wind farms capable of generating a total capacity of up to 1,200MW. It is the first development to receive consent within the Hornsea Zone of the North Sea, located 120km off the Yorkshire Coast and covering approximately 407 square kilometres. Consent was granted today for the entire project, including turbines, offshore and onshore substations, array and export cables. When completed, Project One will be able to meet the electricity demands of around 800,000 UK homes.

Shepherd and Wedderburn advised Project One throughout. Patricia Hawthorn, a Planning and Environment Partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, said:

“This is a major decision for our clients and for the industry. The client team and their advisors have worked tirelessly through project development, consent application and examination and it is nice to see everyone’s hard work and expertise rewarded. We are delighted for our clients and proud to have been involved over the last 6 years.”