On the 28th June 2013, DONG Energy submitted an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to build and operate an extension to the Walney Offshore Wind farm, comprising a maximum number of 207 turbines with a total generating capacity of up to 750 megawatts (MW). Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council as hosts for the onshore development, together with Cumbria County Council and South Lakeland District Council as adjoining authorities are statutory consultees on this development. The four local authorities, together with Copeland Borough Council and Lake District National Park Authority worked together under the terms of a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) to engage with DONG Energy in the preapplication process. This Local Impact Report has been prepared jointly between the six PPA authorities, with Cumbria County Council leading on the offshore impacts and Lancashire County Council leading in respect of the onshore impacts, which impact upon land within the Lancaster City Council area.
2013, DONG Energy, Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, Local Impact Report