Public consultation and programme

Non statutory consultation on our proposals

Stakeholder feedback is crucial to help us develop the project.

Our public consultation, which ran between Thursday 21 April and Thursday 16 June 2022, is now closed. 

During this non statutory consultation, we held 12 consultation events where people were able to speak with the project team, ask questions and provide feedback. We also held 12 online webinars throughout the consultation, some providing an overview of the project and others focused on specific sections of the preferred corridor, and giving the opportunity to ask questions direct to the project team.

We are now carefully analysing the feedback from local communities as we develop our plans further for East Anglia GREEN. We will explain how we have taken feedback into account within our consultation feedback report, which will accompany our DCO application. 

Find out more

Interactive map

View an interactive map of our proposals presented at non statutory consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the project with our Frequently Asked Questions.

Document library

View all documentation and materials for East Anglia GREEN.

Programme and next steps

View our development programme and next steps.

Map of the East Anglia GREEN project area

The below map shows the East Anglia GREEN project area along with how we have broken down the route into different sections. 

Map detailing the East Anglia GREEN project area
Our approach to public consultation

Certain types of energy infrastructure fall within the classification of NSIPs, which require a DCO under the Planning Act 2008.

For National Grid, NSIPs include new overhead lines. Applications for DCOs are submitted to and examined by the Planning Inspectorate. They are determined by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), not by a local planning authority, who remain an important consultee in the process. The East Anglia GREEN project falls into this category.

Consultation to support our DCO application is planned to take place over two stages this year and next. This first stage of public consultation is being held at an early stage of development to introduce the project and ensure we capture the views and knowledge of local people before developing our plans further.

The aim of this consultation

The aim of this public consultation was to: 

  • introduce and provide an overview of the project to the public

  • explain why we need to build the reinforcement

  • set out options that have been considered and how we made the decision on the preferred corridor and graduated swathe being proposed

  • present and explain our preferred corridor with graduated swathe

  • present and explain our preferred substation site

  • ensure all stakeholders have the opportunity to provide feedback on our work to date

  • outline next steps and programme and how we will further develop our proposals.