Application documents

Application accepted

On 14 May 2018, we submitted our Development Consent Order (DCO) application for our Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm to the Planning Inspectorate, which has since been accepted for examination. This marks the end of the pre-application process and the culmination of over two and a half years of planning and public consultation with stakeholders including statutory bodies, landowners and members of the local community.

Where can I view the full application?

You can view the full suite of application documents on this page or on the Planning Inspectorate’s project web page, including accompanying plans, maps and other documents. For information on how we consulted and who was involved, including how we responded individually to stakeholder feedback, please see our Consultation Report (see Reports, 5.1 below). A Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Statement is also available (see Environmental Statement).

How can I register my interest and comment on the application?

Following acceptance of our application, the formal examination process will now be managed by the Planning Inspectorate and individuals wishing to get involved will need to follow the prescribed process described below.

Any representations (giving notice of any interest in, or objection to, the application) must be made on the Planning Inspectorate’s Registration and Relevant Representation Form which can be accessed and completed online 

If you would like to request a hard copy of the above-mentioned form, please telephone 0303 444 5000. Completed forms should be sent to The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Directorate, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN. The Planning Inspectorate reference for the Application (EN010080) should be quoted in any correspondence.

The Planning Inspectorate’s (2016) Advice Notice 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination, provides further guidance on how to register and make a relevant representation and can be accessed via the following link

Please note that representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 11.59pm on 22 July 2018. All representations will be made public by the Planning Inspectorate.

Please note the consultation during Examination is managed by the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of an independently appointed Examining Authority, and therefore all correspondence should be submitted via the process described above and not through Ørsted.