One of Europe’s largest planned offshore wind farms faces a court challenge from a resident furious over its impact on land, in another headache for developers advancing North Sea projects that are crucial to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's goal to make Britain the “Saudi Arabia of wind power”.

Ray Pearce, who lives in Norfolk on the coast of eastern England, has secured the go-ahead from the UK’s High Court to hold a judicial review of consent for Vattenfall’s 1.8GW