Have your say on potential alternative route for onshore cable from wind farm

A further consultation is taking place regarding a potential alternative route for onshore cable from a wind farm off the Lincolnshire coast.
Alternative route map.Alternative route map.
Alternative route map.

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind, the developer behind a proposed 1.5GW wind farm in the North Sea, is hosting the consultations in Wainfleet St Mary and Old Leake in response to findings of a previous consultation.

The project, which will provide enough electricity to power 1.6 million homes, is proposing to bring a cable ashore south of Anderby Creek. From the landfall, the cables would continue underground to one of two different connection points currently proposed by National Grid – a connection to the existing overhead line circuits at Weston Marsh (north of Spalding) or to a proposed new National Grid substation, east of Alford.

Once the grid connection point is confirmed, one of these routes will be dropped.

On the southern route to the Weston Marsh connection option, Outer Dowsing is now also looking at an alternative cable route west of the A52

between Wainfleet All Saints and Butterwick.

Chris Jenner, development manager for the project said: “As part of the feedback received during the Phase 1 consultation, we have

been made aware of various engineering and environmental considerations potentially affecting the central section of the proposed cable corridor

between Wainfleet All Saints and Butterwick.

“In combination with guidance from our environmental and engineering teams along with our site surveys and meetings, we are now also proposing and consulting on a potential alternative deviation to the central section of the onshore cable route option to Weston Marsh.”

Project Information Days are taking place at Wainfleet on February 21 and Old Leake on February 24 to seek stakeholder views on this potential alternative.

If the Weston Marsh grid connection option is progressed, the project will use this feedback to inform the route selection that would be taken forward to consent application at the end of 2023.

Mr Jenner added that landowners affected by this possible alternative route proposal have already been contacted by their land agents, Dalcour


Should any residents have any concerns, they can email Outer Dowsing at [email protected], write to them free of charge at

FREEPOST ODOW or call free of charge on 0808 175 2970.