Update – 13 September 2023

Morgan and Morecambe Offshore Wind Farms: Transmission Assets project announces plans for statutory consultation

We are pleased to announce that the statutory consultation for the Morgan and Morecambe Offshore Wind Farms: Transmission Assets (‘the project’) will launch on 12 October 2023. This will be the third round of consultation on the project, following an introductory non-statutory consultation in autumn 2022 and a non-statutory consultation in summer 2023.

The statutory consultation will follow the publication of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (‘PEIR’) for the project, which sets out the potential impacts likely to give rise to environmental effects from and to the project, along with our proposals to mitigate them. The consultation will run from Thursday 12 October 2023 to Thursday 23 November 2023.

We will be seeking feedback on various aspects of the project, which will help inform its design. The project with comprise both permanent and temporary infrastructure including but not limited to:

  • Offshore infrastructure including, offshore export cables, offshore substation platform(s), interconnector cables and a Morgan offshore booster station
  • Onshore infrastructure which will take electricity from the landfall (where the offshore cables reach the shore) to the electricity transmission network. To do this, we will need to install onshore export cables to the two new onshore substations, and onward connections to the existing National Grid substation at Penwortham, Lancashire.

Those wanting to find out more about the project have the option to attend one of our upcoming consultation events, which will take place during the consultation period set out above. These events are a great way to learn more about our project, meet the project team and ask any questions.

Transmission Assets project events
Consultation events - These are in person drop-in events, meaning you can come along at any time between the hours below. There will be printed materials on display and members of the Project team for you to talk to and find out more. Please also check this website regularly and before attending an event in case it has been unexpectedly cancelled.
Date/Time Location
Thu 26 Oct, 3pm – 7pm Newton, Salwick & Clifton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Newton-with-Scales PR4 3RU
Fri 3 Nov, 3pm – 7pm St Anne’s Cricket Club, Vernon Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 2RQ
Fri 10 Nov, 3pm - 7pm Fylde Rugby Club, Woodlands Memorial Ground, Blackpool Road, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 4EL
Sat 11 Nov, 10am – 1pm William Segar Hodgson Pavilion, Coronation Rd, Kirkham, Preston PR4 2HE
Thu 16 Nov, 3pm – 7pm Douglas Borough Council, Town Hall, Ridgeway Street, Douglas, Isle of Man IM99 1AD
Online event - If you can’t make it along to an in-person event or would prefer to engage with the Project online, you can attend our webinar. This event will include a presentation by the Project team and a question-and-answer session. Once you have registered to attend, you will receive an email confirmation with information about how to join this online event.
Date/Time Location
Mon 6 Nov, 6pm - 7pm Our live event will be held on Zoom. You can register to attend by clicking here.
Pop up events - These are smaller-scale events in public areas with high footfall, but still a great way to meet the Project team and ask any questions you may have.
Date/Time Location
Thu 2 Nov, 9am - 1pm St Anne’s Farmers Market, St Annes Road West, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1SB
Sat 4 Nov, 9am - 1pm Penwortham Farmers' Market, behind St Teresa's Church, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0DS

The Morgan Offshore Wind Project and the Morecambe Offshore Windfarm are two proposed offshore wind farms being developed in the Irish Sea. The two projects are collaborating to connect the offshore wind farms to the national grid via the Morgan and Morecambe Offshore Wind Farms: Transmission Assets project.

The two offshore wind farms are expected to make a key contribution to the UK’s target of generating 50 GW of power from offshore wind by 2030. Combined, they have the potential to generate almost 2 GW of energy - enough to power the equivalent of approximately two million homes.

Further information on the consultation – including copies of the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) - will be published on 12 October 2023 on the project website at https://morecambeandmorgan.com/transmission/.

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