New public realm for Hornsea Three

Hornsea Three windfarm turbines (Courtesy Hornsea Three)

Future Cities Forum member LDA Design has announced that with development consent granted for Hornsea Three - which will be the UK's largest offshore windfarm - it was commissioned by Danish client Orsted to conduct the landscape and visual impact assessment, and provide design advice for the onshore infrastructure and offshore booster station.

Hornsea Three includes a 55km onshore buried cable corridor to a new substation south of Norwich connecting to the National Grid. LDA Design acted as expert landscape witness at the Examination and stated:

'As the UK weans itself off fossil fuels, a substantially increased demand for a reliable and secure mix of low-carbon energy lies ahead. Key to this is the large-scale development of offshore wind generation which the Government is supporting in its 'ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution', setting a target to quadruple our offshore wind capacity by 2030.