Phase 2 Consultation

We are undertaking extensive onshore and offshore consultation and engagement across the region to help us develop a stakeholder-driven project.

The next stage (Phase 2) includes consultation on our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) which describes the proposed project and sets out the potential impacts; considering the environmental, social and economic effects of each project and the mitigation measures proposed to reduce impacts. It is in effect the forerunner of the Environmental Statement that will be submitted as part of the Development Consent Order (DCO) application.

Phase 2 of our consultation will take place during June/July 2023 and will give local communities and stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the project and the PEIR. These comments and feedback will help us in the production of our Environmental Statement.

The PEIR is divided into eight parts which you can view and download below:

1.1       Guide to the Formal Consultation Submission
We recommend everyone reads this guide to help them understand the submission documents and where to find what they are looking for.

2.1       Works Plans Onshore

2.2       Works Plans Offshore

2.3       Location Plan Onshore

2.4       Location Plan Offshore

2.5       Public Rights of Way Plan

2.6       Historic Environment Plan Onshore

2.7       Statutory and Non‐Statutory Nature Conservation Sites Onshore

2.8       Statutory and Non‐Statutory Nature Conservation Sites Offshore

2.9       Onshore Crossings Plan

2.10     Offshore Crossings Plan


3.1      Draft Development Consent Order

4.1      Scoping Report
The report as submitted at Scoping, to inform the items for included for consultation and for DCO Application.

5.1       Consultation Summary

5.1.1    Appendix 1. Statement of Community Consultation

5.1.2    Appendix 2. Formal Notices

5.1.3    Appendix 3. Phase 1 Consultation Documentation

5.1.4    Appendix 4. Phase 1A Consultation Documentation

5.1.5    Appendix 5. Community Liaison Group Documentation

5.1.6    Appendix 6. Land Interest Consultation Documentation

Non-Technical Summary

6.1.0    Non-Technical Summary


6.1.1    Introduction

6.1.2    Need, Policy and Legislative Context

6.1.3    Project Description Cable Burial Risk Assessment Underwater Noise Assessment Onshore Substation Design Principles

6.1.4    Site Selection and Consideration of Alternatives Site Selection Report Scoping Report

6.1.5    EIA Methodology Cumulative Effects Longlist Offshore Cumulative Effects Assessment Longlist Onshore

6.1.6    Consultation Process


6.1.7    Marine Physical Processes Physical Processes Technical Baseline Physical Processes Modelling Report

6.1.8    Marine Water and Sediment Quality Water Framework Directive

6.1.9    Benthic and Intertidal Ecology Benthic Ecology Technical Report (Array) Benthic Ecology Technical Report (ECC) Intertidal Technical Report Marine Conservation Zone Assessment

6.1.10 Fish and Shellfish Ecology Fish and Shellfish Ecology Technical Baseline

6.1.11 Marine Mammals Marine Mammals Technical Baseline

6.1.12 Offshore and Intertidal Ornithology Ornithology Technical Baseline Collision Risk Modelling Assessment Annex Displacement Assessment Annex

6.1.13 Marine and Intertidal Archaeology Marine and Intertidal Archaeological Technical Report

6.1.14 Commercial Fisheries Commercial Fisheries

6.1.15 Shipping and Navigation Navigational Risk Assessment

6.1.16 Aviation, Radar, Military and Communication Aviation Technical Report

6.1.17 Seascape, Landscape and Visual SLVIA Wirelines and Visualisations

6.1.18 Marine Infrastructure and Other Users Helicopter Access Report


6.1.19 Onshore Air Quality Onshore Air Quality Construction Phase Dust Assessment Methodology NRMM Emissions Assessment Offshore Activities Assessment (Air Quality Appendix)

6.1.20 Onshore Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Onshore Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Desk-Based Assessment Onshore Archaeology and Cultural Heritage – Heritage Statement

6.1.21 Onshore Ecology Onshore EcologyHabitat Suitability Index Onshore Ecology Ecological Desk-Based Assessment

6.1.22 Onshore Ornithology Onshore Ornithology Habitat Suitability Index Onshore Ornithology Ecological Desk-Based Assessment

6.1.23 Geology and Ground Conditions

6.1.24 Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Flood Risk

6.1.25 Land Use

6.1.26 Noise and Vibration Noise and Vibration Calibration Certificates Noise and Vibration Full baseline survey results Noise and Vibration Construction plant list Noise and Vibration Noise model outputs

6.1.27 Traffic and Transport Traffic and Transport Technical Baseline Report Traffic and Transport Trip Generation

6.1.28 Landscape and Visual Assessment Landscape and Visual Assessment Visualisations


6.1.29 Socio-Economic Characteristics

6.1.30 Human Health Population Baseline

6.1.31 Climate Change

7.1       RIAA (onshore and offshore)

7.2       Benthic Compensation Strategy

7.6       Offshore Ornithology Compensation Strategy

7.7       Offshore Artificial Nesting structures Ecological evidence and roadmap

7.8       Predator Control Ecological Evidence and Roadmap

7.9       Fisheries management Ecological Evidence and Roadmap

8.1       All documents beginning 8.1 will form part of the Code of Construction
Practice to be submitted as part of the DCO Application.

8.1.1    Outline Noise and Vibration Management Plan

8.1.2    Air quality management plan

8.1.3    Outline Soil management plan

8.1.4    Outline Pollution Prevention and Emergency Incident Response Plan

8.1.5    Outline Construction Traffic Management Plan

8.1.6    Outline Travel Plan

8.1.7    Outline Public Access Management Plan

8.1.8    Outline Preliminary Crossing Schedule Offshore

8.1.9    Outline Preliminary Crossing Schedule Onshore

8.1.10 Outline Artificial Light Emissions Management Plan

8.2       Planning Statement

8.3       Outline Biodiversity and Marine Net Gain Principles and Approach

8.4       Outline Marine Mammal Mitigation Protocol

8.5       Archaeological Written Scheme of Investigation Offshore

8.6       Archaeological Written Scheme of Investigation Onshore

8.7       Landscape and Ecology Design Principles Plan (LEDPP)

8.8       Outline Flood Risk Assessment

8.9       Cable Specification and Installation Plan