Onshore works for offshore wind farms – CPRE Norfolk Position Statement

CPRE Norfolk is very well aware of the importance of a renewable energy strategy for the UK and the important role Norfolk plays in this. It is inevitable that some disruption will occur as new sites come on stream, and land-based works for offshore wind farm sites are required to feed the power generated to the grid.

However, choices in regard to the transmission route and the technology employed should be those which minimise damage to the countryside and landscape.

A footpath alongside a hedgerow and farmland in the Norfolk countryside