Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind farm plans move closer

Plans for one of the world's largest offshore wind farms have moved a step forward.

About 600 turbines are proposed for the site at Dogger Bank, located 77 miles (125km) off the East Yorkshire coast.

The government has accepted developer Forewind's planning application, which means interested parties can register their views about the plans.

Energy Secretary Ed Davey will have the final say over whether the scheme can go ahead.

Dogger Bank Creyke Beck would comprise two offshore wind farms each generating up to 1.2 gigawatts of electricity, which would connect to the national grid in East Yorkshire.

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk