Consultation outcome

Offshore Wind Farm Development: Strategic Environmental Assessment (Wind R2)

This was published under the 2001 to 2005 Labour government

This consultation has concluded

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R2 SEA responses

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Detail of outcome

Original consultation


Consultation on the Government's plan for windfarm development in three strategic areas

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The Department’s consultation document Future Offshore, issued in November 2002, provided an outline of the Government’s plan to lease sites for wind farm development in the North West, Greater Wash, and Thames Estuary strategic areas.

The document also stated that the second round of site leases for offshore wind farms would be informed by Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

The SEA Environmental Report was published on 1 May 2003 along with a consultation on the Environmental Report and the Government’s plan for wind farm development in the three strategic areas.

Published 1 May 2003