Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

About this project

The development proposal comprises the installation, operation of Galloper Wind Farm, a proposed offshore generating station and its associated electrical connection. The Galloper Wind Farm generating station would involve the development of up to 140 wind turbine generators, with a maximum capacity of 504MW encompassing an area of 183km2 within three areas.

Export cables would be brought to shore and a proposed substation would be constructed to connect the project to the national grid network via existing adjacent transmission towers. Includes new electric downlines and sealing end compounds to connect the wind farm to the existing 400kV network.

A full description of the works comprised in the proposed development can be found in Chapter 5 of the Environmental Statement.

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Recent activity

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Decision made by the Secretary of State
24 May 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State. A decision will be published on or before 27 May 2013. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

27 February 2013
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
27 February 2013
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The Examining authority has issued a letter under section 99 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) notifying Interested Parties of the completion of the examination.

30 November 2012

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm was taken on 24 May 2013 and has now been issued. The statement of reasons can be viewed here.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all interested parties accompanying the statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.