Environment and technical assessments

As a part of the development process, a range of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) will be undertaken to assess the potential impacts of the construction, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning of the projects.

The identification and assessment of potential environmental impacts has and will continue to be undertaken in consultation with statutory bodies such as the local planning authorities, the Environment Agency, the Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), and will be specific to the local environmental and social context and baseline.

Separate EIA Scoping Reports have been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for the Morgan Offshore Wind Project generation assets and the Morecambe Offshore Windfarm generation assets respectively. Scoping Opinions have been provided by the Planning Inspectorate (on behalf of the Secretary of State) for both projects.

A consultation period follows the submission of the Scoping Reports, after which a Scoping Opinion is provided to the projects by the Planning Inspectorate.

This opinion collates and incorporates feedback from consultees, as well as the Planning Inspectorate, related to the scoping of the Environmental Impact Assessments.

The projects will review and consider the feedback, which will then form the basis of the more detailed assessments to be provided in the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) that will be produced for of each of the three applications for development consent.

EIA Scoping Report

These documents are submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration.

They set out the information that we intend to consider and assess as part of our Environmental Impact Assessments.


Find copies of our Scoping Reports on our downloads page.