The government has again delayed a ruling on whether two of the biggest wind farms in the world can be built off the north Norfolk coast. The delay will give residents who live near a massive wind farm substation planned for the Norfolk countryside more time to make their voices heard. Kwasi Kwarteng, business, energy and clean growth minister said Ørsted’s Hornsea Three and Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard projects would now be decided on by June 1 – after having already delayed the decision several times last year. Mr Kwarteng said the new deadline would: “allow further information to be provided and assessed including any further consultation required”. Norfolk Vanguard and another wind farm planned by Vattenfall called Boreas are planned to make landfall at Happisburgh, with underground cables connecting it to a substation at Necton, near Swaffham, from where it will link into the National Grid.
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