Lytham St. Anne’s Consultation Launches For Morgan & Morecambe Offshore Wind Farms

The Morgan and Morecambe Offshore Wind Farms (Transmission Assets Project) are inviting feedback from Lytham St.Anne’s residents and businesses  on the Project’s onshore and offshore proposals that will connect the Morgan Offshore Wind Project and the Morecambe Offshore Windfarm to the National Grid.  The consultation will take place from 12 October to 23 November giving local communities and stakeholders the opportunity to review the current proposals and submit feedback.

The Project includes the following elements:

Landfall area: The landfall area is where the offshore export cables come onshore, and the transitional area between the offshore cabling and the onshore cabling. The landfall area for the Project is proposed to be located between Blackpool and Lytham St Anne’s.  The full suite of consultation materials and information on how to take part can be found on the website:

As part of the consultation, there will be a series of public consultation events where you can meet members of the team behind the Project, find out more about the Project and ask any questions you might have.

It is proposed that the offshore export cables will be connected to the onshore export cables at transition joint bays.  The cables would be installed underground using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), or other trenchless methodologies.

Shared onshore export cable corridor:  The onshore infrastructure will take electricity from a landfall point to the electricity transmission network.  To do this, there will be a need to construct underground cables within an onshore export cable corridor. Associated temporary and permanent areas will also be required to support the construction and / or operation and maintenance phases.

Onshore substations consultation area: To connect to the National Grid, two new onshore substations will need to be built. These are located within the onshore substations consultation area, within which is expected to site all temporary and permanent areas associated with the two onshore substations.  The different generating capacities of the offshore wind farms means that a larger onshore substation is required for the Morgan Offshore Wind Project.  The constraints within the onshore substations consultation area have resulted in the identification of one potential preferred site for the Morgan Offshore Wind Project, and two potential preferred sites for the Morecambe Offshore Windfarm.

Offshore infrastructure: Offshore infrastructure associated with the Project includes, but is not limited to, offshore export cables, offshore substation platform(s) and one Morgan offshore booster station.

Areas for potential biodiversity net gain, enhancement and/or mitigation: These include permanent access for operation and maintenance of those areas.

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