We've made some changes based on your feedback

Richard Grist

Meet Richard our Site and Land Rights Manager

As a Site and Land Rights Manager, I am responsible for liaising with any landowners that are directly affected by our proposed onshore works. See how we've incorporated your feedback throughout the development process.

A few things we’ve been working on affected landowners with recently are:

  • The Cable corridor where we will bury the onshore export cables (these export cables carry electricity from the offshore wind farm to the national grid)
  • The locations onshore where we propose to build our substation
  • High voltage alternating current (HVAC) booster station and;
  • Any access routes that may be required to facilitate the works.
Throughout the development, construction and operation of any offshore wind development, it is important that we maintain good relationships with relevant landowners and their representatives, keeping them informed and addressing any issues they may have. Through open, honest and focused engagement with landowners early in the development process, we have been able to develop a proposal that is sensible and collaborative. 


We have employed Dalcour Maclaren, a local firm of Land Agents based in Thetford, who are able to work closely with landowners along the route and provide us with feedback and suggestions based on their on-the-ground knowledge of the route and the concerns that are being raised. 


We recognise that no two pieces of land are the same and through our continued engagement with landowners we hope to strengthen our understanding of the land from the people who know it best. We are listening to landowners and have made some tangible changes to our project as a result of their feedback.

Here are a few ways we've responded to your feedback:

Developing our onshore route is an iterative process. In response to feedback, we have modified or proposed alternative routes for the cables in area, we have carefully identified the most suitable locations to access the route and we have sought to reduce the number of phases and length of time over which the works could take place. We are really pleased with the level of engagement we’ve had so far and hopefully our final route demonstrates how we have considered feedback received.

Map of route changes as a result of feedback and land issues

Maps above show the iteration process and how we've changed route map based on feedback and land issues

Having worked in the renewable energy sector for around 10 years, I am passionate about doing something that will make a difference to the future climate of our world. Hornsea Project Three could be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, and to be part of something that has that much potential has been a rewarding part of my job.