Outer Harbour News

Over 1250 people sign petition to keep Port open
Mon 24 Jun 2013
Dredging to keep Wells Port Open - Over 1,250 people sign petition in support... More...
Norway’s Crown Prince opens Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm
Thr 27 Sep 2012
27-09-2012 Today His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway officially opened the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm built off the coast of Norfolk by owners Statoil and Statkraft..... More... Statoil CEO Helge Lund, Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (Photo: Harald Pettersen/Statoil)
The Outer Harbour & Sheringham Shoal has a visitor
Thr 6 Oct 2011
John Craven and BBC's Countryfile visit the Sheringham Shoal wind farm and the Outer Harbour... More...
Wildlife at the Outer Harbour
Mon 23 Aug 2010
Visitors to the Outer Harbour have included more than boats from the wind farm and holidaymakers enjoying the swimming area.... More... Ringed Plover on its nest.  Photo by www.garyksmithphotography.co.uk

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Adobe PDF document Consent Covering Letter
Covering letter for consent for works to proceed
16 Sep 2009 12:00
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Adobe PDF document EIA Consent Decision
Decision about windfarm works consent
4 Feb 2010 14:17
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Adobe PDF document Scoping Report
Scoping report for windfarm works at Wells Harbour (20Mb file)
27 Oct 2008 12:00
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New facilities in Wells Harbour to accommodate vessels for the renewables sector

Wells Harbour has been chosen as the base for survey, crew and work boats supporting construction and future operation of the new Sheringham Shoal offshore windfarm. The town and port are likely to play a similar part in the development and operation of other new windfarms being planned for the southern North sea.

Following trials in 2008, work began in earnest late in 2009 to accommodate this new activity in the port. The harbour entrance channel has been deepened to extend the times that small-draft workboats for windfarm workers and crews can enter and leave the harbour, in particular for morning and early evening entrance on neap tides. The deepened channel runs from No 1 and 2 to just east of the lifeboat house. The new Outer Harbour with 165m of shore accessed pontoon berths with all associated services, including fuel, fresh water and electricity, started operating in 2010.