To help provide additional network capacity across East Anglia, we are proposing to build permanent new infrastructure and make changes to existing infrastructure South Norfolk. This area is presented as 'Our proposals for South Norfolk (including Norwich Main substation)' within our project background documentand provides a detailed overview of our proposed locations for this infrastructure.
The proposed reinforcement starts with a connection into the Norwich Main substation in Norfolk.
Two new wind farms (Equinor and Hornsea) will be connecting into Norwich Main in the next few years and we will need to extend the substation to enable this. The extension will free up space for the connection of East Anglia GREEN.
We expect to submit plans for the extension for approval through the Town and Country Planning process. We will publish more information when the plans have been developed.
Out of Norwich Main the corridor heads south, running past the villages of Mulbarton, Tacolnecton and Shefanger before routeing to the west of Roydon.
The map identifies a swathe within the broad preferred corridor running broadly south where the new overhead line could be routed. We expect the reinforcement in this section to consist of new overhead line supported by steel lattice pylons.