Project programme




May 2010: The Crown Estate Award an Agreement for Lease to extend the Walney Offshore Wind Farm by a further 750MW over a 145 km2 area.

Q2 2010: Scoping phase and stakeholder consultation commenced

Q3-Q4 2010: Environmental surveys and impact assessment commenced


​July 2011: Section 47 Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) is published in a selection of relevant local newspapers.

Community Consultation Events:

1st Round of Community Consultation

Friday 9th September 2011 (2pm-8pm)
The Forum, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 1HH

Saturday 10th September 2011 (10am-4pm)
Egremont Market Hall, Market Street, Egremont, Cumbria CA22 2DF

Monday 12th September 2011 (1pm-7pm)
Middleton Parish Hall, Low Road, Middleton, Lancashire LA3 3JT

Tuesday 13th September 2011 (2pm-8pm)
St John's Community Hall, Cedar Square, Blackpool FY1 1BP

Thursday 15th September 2011 (1pm-7pm)
Villa Marina, Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 2HJ

First Round of community consultation closed on 31st October 2011.


Second Round of Community Consultation

Monday 3rd September 2012 (1pm-7pm)
Middleton Parish Hall, Low Road, Morecambe LA3 3LG

Wednesday 5th September 2012 (1pm-7pm)
Villa Marina, Promenade Suite, Harris Promenade, Douglas IM1 2HJ

Friday 7th September 2012 (12pm-8pm)
The Forum, Grasmere Room, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1HH

Saturday 8th September 2012 (10am-4pm)
Millom Network Centre, Higgins Suite, Salthouse Road, LA18 5AB

Tuesday 11th September 2012 (11am-5pm)
The Co-operative Food Store, 42 Main Street, Egremont CA22 2AD

Wednesday 12th September 2012 (10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm)
Walney Library, Central Drive, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 3HY

Thursday 13th September 2012 (11am-5pm)
The Winter Gardens, The Floral Hall, 97 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HL

Tuesday 30th October 2012 (2pm-6pm)
Windscale Club, Gosforth Road, Seascale CA20 1PJ

Second round community consultation closed on the 23rd November 2012


Onshore Project Design Update Community Consultation Event

Monday 25th February 2013 (1pm-7pm)
Middleton Parish Hall, Low Road, Middleton, Morecambe LA3 3LG

28th June 2013: Application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate

22nd July 2013: Application for a DCO is accepted by the Planning Inspectorate for progression into Examination

10th August 2013 - 20th September 2013: Representation period - Interested parties were invited to register and provide relevant responses to the Planning Inspectorate via the online Registration and Relevant Registration form.

Q4 2013: Feedback event provided consultees with further details regarding the changes made to the Project as a result of consultee comments throughout the pre-application consultation process. The submitted application documents were also presented and discussed.




November 2014: Development consent granted


December 2015: Onshore construction commenced


April 2016 - April 2018: Offshore construction commences*


December 2017 - December 2019: Project construction is completed and transfer to the Operations and Maintenance team takes place *

* All dates are subject to change.



Decommissioning PlanDecommissioning Plan

​The decommissioning provisions in the Energy Act 2004 require that a person who constructs and operates a renewable energy installation should be responsible for ensuring that the installation is decommissioned at the end of its useful life, and should be responsible for meeting the costs of decommissioning. Under Section 105 of the Energy Act 2004, DONG Energy RB (UK) Limited is required to submit to the Secretary of State a Decommissioning Programme for Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm project and to consult on it prior to formal submission. The draft Decommissioning Programme is available via the link below. If any person wishes to comment they may do so by sending their comments in writing (either via email or post) to:


Contact: Gavin Scarff

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 811 5253


Address: DONG Energy, 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG


by 5 p.m. on Saturday 12th March 2016.


Draft Decommissioning Programme pdf