Media Releases

30th June 2023

Two weeks until end of North Falls statutory consultation

  • Consultation on proposed North Falls Offshore Wind Farm closes in two weeks
  • Around 250 attended statutory consultation events on the project’s proposals
  • Online consultation runs until Friday 14 July with details at


Communities and stakeholders have two weeks left to have their say on the proposed southern North Sea offshore wind farm, North Falls, which is holding its statutory consultation until Friday 14 July, 2023.

North Falls is a proposed extension to the existing 504-megawatt Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm, comprising an offshore array area of 150km2 off the East Anglia coast and a proposed onshore grid connection in Tendring, Essex.

Following the project’s previous two consultations in October 2021 and October 2022, this current consultation presents progress to date and updated proposals, particularly around options for transmission infrastructure.

Five face-to-face events were held in Tendring, Essex along with two webinars, which were designed to give communities and stakeholders the chance to find out about the project proposals and talk to members of the North Falls team. The local events in Frinton-on-Sea, Great Bromley, Tendring, Thorpe-le -Soken and Ardleigh, and the two webinars, were held in early June.

For those in coastal regions potentially impacted by views of the wind farm, North Falls has also created a 3D interactive computer model with visualisations from 17 different coastal locations to be able to see how it could look.

The online consultation portal with all relevant details, including how to respond, remains open – – and the project team urges anyone who has comments about the proposals to send them to North Falls before the consultation closes

North Falls Offshore Wind Farm is being developed by a 50/50 joint venture company owned equally by SSE Renewables and RWE.

North Falls consultation event in Tendring Village Hall (June 2023)