Orsted Hornsea Project Three (UK) Limited (the “Acquiring Authority”) has made the Orsted Hornsea Project Three (UK) Limited (Ferry Road, Hartlepool) Compulsory Purchase Order 2023 (the “Order”) under section 10 of and paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Electricity Act 1989. The Order was submitted to the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero (the “SoS) for confirmation on 14 August 2023 and, if confirmed, will authorise the Acquiring Authority to compulsorily acquire the new rights for the purpose of carrying out the activities authorised by its licence under the Electricity Act 1989 and more particularly to facilitate the Acquiring Authority and all persons authorised on its behalf to access and lay services to land lying to the east of Coastwatch Office, Ferry Road, Hartlepool, TS24 0YE (as registered at HM Land Registry under title number CE147445) (the “Site”) for the purposes of demolishing the existing yacht club building and constructing and maintaining artificial nesting structures (“ANS”) for kittiwakes and to install, use and maintain services in connection with the ANS as compensatory measures pursuant to The Hornsea Three Offshore Wind Farm Order 2020 (as amended).
The SoS gave notice to the Acquiring Authority on 31 August 2023 of its decision to hold a public local inquiry. The Acquiring Authority has therefore submitted a Statement of Case to the Planning Inspectorate and to each remaining objector in advance of the inquiry. The Statement of Case sets out in full the case that the Acquiring Authority intends to put forward at the inquiry, including the Acquiring Authority’s reasons for making the Order.
Electronic copies of the Statement of Case and all documents referred to in that Statement of Case are available to download free of charge using the links below. Hard copies of the Statement of Case and all documents referred to in it are available, free of charge, on request by contacting HornseaProjectThree@orsted.com.