26 Oct 2021: Update 26th Oct: The Crown Estate is currently conducting the Round 4 Plan-Level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA). The multi-stage HRA process begins with an initial screening process to determine the Likely Significant Effects of the Round 4 plan on the UK national site network. A detailed technical assessment known as an Appropriate Assessment is then carried out. If it concludes that the plan will not have ‘adverse effect on site integrity’ (AEOI) The Crown Estate may grant seabed rights (an ‘Agreement for Lease’). Otherwise the HRA will examine alternative areas. The Crown Estate may consider making use of the derogation process in extreme circumstances. Update 9th February 2021: Preparations for the plan-level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) are now underway. Update 15th October 2020: Once bidding cycles are concluded the Plan-Level Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) stage will commence. Estimated to take between 9 and 12 months, this assessment will be undertaken by The Crown Estate, in its role as a Competent Authority, and will consider the possible impacts of Round 4 on relevant nature conservation sites of European importance. Hence the HRA process has been pushed back. Update 1/10/19: Plan-level HRA Autumn 2020 – Summer 2021 In accordance with The Crown Estate's role as a Competent Authority under the Habitats Regulations, it will undertake a PlanLevel Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) to assess the possible impact of the awarded projects on relevant nature conservation sites of European importance. The plan-level HRA for Round 4 is expected to take approximately nine months, starting in summer 2020.
Location:
United Kingdom
Status:
Concept/Early Planning
Capacity:
1500 MW
4C Offshore | Location Map: Lat(53.568) Lon(1.285)

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53.568367°
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