Hornsea 4 offshore wind farm has been consented
This decision marks the culmination of a rigorous process which ensures that the project can deliver a significant source of clean energy for the UK.
Hornsea 4 is the first ever offshore wind farm to be examined alongside a derogation case including environmental compensation.
We are now reviewing the full detail of the Development Consent Order and will continue to work closely with stakeholders and local communities as we look to take Hornsea 4 forward sensitively and sustainably.
Climate change remains a very serious threat to our environment and habitats and there is an ever pressing need to act. We must accelerate the build-out of renewable energy if we are to meet our global climate goals and net-zero targets, as well as ensuring projects deliver long-term value.
Offshore wind projects such as Hornsea 4 are key to the UK’s energy security and will bring billions of pounds of investment into the UK, provide low-cost electricity for consumers and thousands of high-quality jobs.
We’d like to thank everyone involved in the project to date and for all the feedback and comments we have received that have helped shape our proposals.