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2014 Zone 4 Hornsea Project Two, SmartWind Preliminary Enviromental Information

2014 Zone 4 Hornsea Project Two, SmartWind Preliminary Enviromental Information

Topic categories:

Benthic Ecology


Epifauna and Fish



Last series update:

May 2021

MEDIN approved



Collection date:

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014


Hornsea Project Two - Optimus and Breesea

Publication date:

May 2021




Zone 4 Hornsea Project Two




SMart Wind Limited (hereinafter referred to as SMart Wind) on behalf of Optimus
Wind Limited and Breesea Limited is promoting the development of Project Two,
comprising up to two offshore wind farms in the southern North Sea with a total
generating capacity of up to 1,800 MW. Project Two comprises offshore generating
stations with a capacity of more than 100 MW and therefore is a Nationally Significant
Infrastructure Project (NSIP), as defined by Section 15(3) of the Planning Act 2008
(the 2008 Act). As such, there is a requirement to submit an application for
development consent to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS).
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been undertaken for the project in
accordance with the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment)
Regulations 2009 (EIA Regulations). This Draft Environmental Statement constitutes
the Preliminary Environmental Information for Project Two and sets out the findings of
the EIA to date to support pre-application consultation activities required under the
2008 Act. The EIA will be finalised following completion of pre-application
consultation and the Final Environmental Statement will accompany the application to
PINS for development consent. The Final Environmental Statement will be submitted
in support of the application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) under Section
37(3) of the 2008 Act and Regulation 3 of the EIA Regulations.