Navitus Bay Wind Park
Navitus Bay Development Ltd put forward proposals for an off shore wind farm located off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts and to the west of the Isle of Wight. One complete the wind farm would have generated enough low carbon energy to power approximately 710,000 homes.
As a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), Navitus Bay Development Ltd submitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the Planning Inspectorate in April 2014.
The peak transport impacts would occur during the 5 year construction phase when the 35 km onshore cable route and substation are being constructed. Once operational the wind farm would generate minimal traffic.
Whilst the DCO was turned down all transport matters were agreed and transport was not a reason for refusal.
Vectos was retained as transport consultant to to prepare all of the transport documents in support of the DCO application. Vectos was also retained to support the client through the Examination process. Our role included:
- an assessment of the construction routes, accesses and road crossings
- an assessment of the likely traffic and transport effects of the development
- development of a package of appropriate mitigation measures, including a Construction Traffic Management Plan, to ensure that the residual effects were acceptable in planning policy terms.