Dudgeon wind farm substation approved at Necton

An electricity substation that will use energy from a Norfolk offshore wind farm has been approved for a new site.

Breckland Council has given the go-ahead to a substation at Necton, which will be built as part of the Dudgeon wind farm off the coast at Cromer.

A site at Little Dunham was rejected in 2010 over its environmental impact, but the issue was taken to the High Court.

A new public inquiry into the preferred Dunham site is being held next month.

The £1.1bn Dudgeon wind farm was given the go-ahead by the government in July.

In March, North Norfolk District Council gave permission for a 28-mile (45km) underground cable to be laid from the wind farm to the proposed substation site after Warwick Energy appealed against an initial rejection.

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