Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind Launches Statutory Consultation (07/06/2023)

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind has formally launched the statutory consultation for the project and is inviting local communities and consultees for their feedback and questions.

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind is a 1.5 GW offshore wind farm that is being developed 54km (33 miles) off the Lincolnshire coast. Underground cables would carry the power from a landfall site close to Anderby Marsh to a new onshore substation either at Weston Marsh or Lincolnshire Node. Following previous consultations in November 2022 and February 2023, this round of consultations looks to gather comments on the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR). The PEIR aims to help all interested parties understand the likely environmental effects of the project alongside the potential ways in which the project could be designed to address these effects.

The project team have offered a range of ways for communities and consultees to provide feedback on the project plans including an online exhibition, webinars and public information events to be held at locations across Lincolnshire.

Chris Jenner, Outer Dowsing Development Director said:

“The Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind team believe that local knowledge is vital to the project as it can help us build the wind farm in the most socially and environmentally sensitive way. This is why we are keen to continue meeting with our communities and consultees so that we can incorporate their feedback into the project design.”

“We are often asked where the project will connect to the National Grid. There are two connection options under consideration for the Project;  Lincolnshire Node or Weston Marsh, but the connection point has not yet been confirmed by the National Grid. Therefore, we will continue to consult on design proposals for both options but only one of these connection points will be taken forward when the application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.”

Over 800 people attended the last public information day events. The feedback received from these events helped to shape the latest design proposals that will be available to view and provide feedback on the project’s website from June 7th.

The details of the in-person events, webinars and online exhibition are below. No booking is required.

Venue Dates
Wainfleet All Saints Coronation Hall

High Street, Wainfleet, PE24 4BS

Tuesday 20th June


Anderby Village Hall

Sea Road
PE24 5YD

Wednesday 21st June


Old Leake

Community Centre Furlongs Ln

Old Leake

PE22 9NX

Thursday 22nd June



Online webinar and Q&A


Wednesday 28th June


Online webinar and Q&A


Thursday 29th June


Butterwick Village Hall

Church Road
PE22 0HT

Friday 30th June



Fosdyke Village Hall

Old Main Road


PE20 2BU

Saturday 1st July


Online exhibition


June 20th to July 21st

For those unable to get to an in-person event, there will be two webinars with the opportunity to ask the team questions. Details of how to join these sessions will be posted on the website  week commencing June 12th.

Additionally, a virtual exhibition will be accessible via our website from the 20th of June where consultees can view information from the consultation events, find out more about our proposals and submit comments and feedback.

The statutory consultation (Phase 2) will run until Friday, July 21, 2023.