The project is needed to carry more renewable and low carbon power from offshore wind, interconnectors and nuclear power. The plans include building a new 400 kV electricity transmission reinforcement between Bramford substation and Twinstead Tee, comprising 19km of overhead line and 10km of underground cables. National Grid would also remove around 27.5km of existing pylons.
National Grid held a non-statutory consultation last year, which has helped inform the development of the project. This statutory public consultation will give local communities the opportunity to see how their comments have been taken into account and to provide further feedback on the plans, before National Grid submits a planning application to the Planning Inspectorate.
Liam Walker, Project Director, commented:
This new connection between Bramford and Twinstead is essential to carry more clean energy to homes and businesses across the UK, and to help the country reach Net Zero by 2050. We thank everyone who has already commented on the plans, and we are looking forward to sharing our updated proposals and receiving further feedback.
Members of the public can take part in the consultation and speak with National Grid’s team by attending online webinars, booking a slot at a ‘ask the experts’ session or by visiting the project website. Paper copies of consultation materials are also available to view at several locations in the local area.
To find out more about our webinars and 'ask the experts' sessions, along with deposit locations where paper copies of consultation documents are available, visit our 'Find out more' page.
All information about the consultation and how to give feedback can be found on the project website from today.
Residents who prefer to respond to the consultation via post can receive a printed copy of the feedback form and freepost envelope by calling the telephone information line on 0808 196 1515. Residents within the immediate vicinity of the proposed reinforcement will also receive a newsletter with more information on the consultation.