On 24 May 2013, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted a development consent order (DCO) for Galloper wind farm. The pre-application, examination and DCO documents can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.
The DCO authorises Galloper wind farm limited to construct and operate an offshore generating station up to a maximum capacity of 504MW, situated about 27 kilometres off the south-east coast of Suffolk, in the Outer Thames Estuary. The development will comprise of up to:
- 140 wind turbine generators
- 3 meteorological masts
- 4 offshore platforms
- 3 export cables
On 13 January 2014, MMO received a request from Galloper wind farm limited to vary the deemed marine licence contained within schedule 2 of the Galloper wind farm Order 2013. MMO’s decision was to vary the deemed marine licence, effective from 3 April 2014.
On 3 February 2015 the MMO received a request from Galloper Wind Farm Ltd to vary the Deemed Marine Licence (DML) contained within Schedule 2 the Galloper Wind Farm Order 2013 to increase maximum monopile diameter from 7 to 7.5 metres. MMO’s decision was to vary the DML, effective from 17 September 2015.
In June 2016, the MMO imposed variations to the Deemed Marine Licence (DML) contained within Schedule 2 the Galloper Wind Farm Order 2013, to update existing navigation conditions to reflect the MMO’s agreed standard conditions and to add a requirement to agree a fisheries liaison and coexistence plan.