Consultation extended on National Grid proposals for Norwich to Tilbury

  • National Grid has extended statutory consultation on proposals for Norwich to Tilbury until Friday 26 July.
  • Provides additional time for people to submit their feedback after the general election.
  • New dates for webinars have been announced.

National Grid is extending its statutory consultation on proposals for Norwich to Tilbury until Friday 26 July. The consultation remains open, and this five-week extension will allow people more time to provide their comments following the Prime Minister’s announcement that a general election will be held on 4 July.

National Grid is also moving its five remaining webinars until after the general election takes place.

Norwich to Tilbury is needed to connect new sources of low carbon energy to homes and businesses across Britain and help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. It will play a key role in addressing the climate emergency and helping achieve the UK’s targets for net zero.

Liam Walker, Project Director for Norwich to Tilbury, said: “We’d like to thank everyone for taking part in our statutory consultation so far, your comments and feedback are invaluable in helping to refine our proposals for this important development.

“In light of the general election, we felt it was important to extend the deadline for consultation responses and give everyone time to provide their comments. If you haven’t yet done so, please do get involved, visit our website and find out more.”

National Grid is encouraging anyone who wants to find out more to visit its website and register for one of its revised webinar dates:

Date and TimeTopic
Wednesday 10 July: 6-7pmSection A and B South Norfolk and Mid Suffolk
Thursday 11 July: 6-7pmSection C and D Babergh, Tendring and Colchester
Tuesday 16 July: 6-7pmSection E and F – Braintree and Chelmsford
Wednesday 17 July: 6-7pmSection G and H Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock
Thursday 18 July: 6-7pmProject Overview Two

All feedback that has already been provided will continue to be valid.

Further information about the consultation, including how to provide feedback and sign up for webinars can be found on the project website at