National Grid Electricity Transmission is currently investigating suitable sites close to Navenby in Lincolnshire for a proposed new substation to connect to several proposed solar farms in and around the area.

The way we generate electricity in the UK is changing rapidly, and we are transitioning to cheaper, cleaner and more secure forms of energy like new offshore windfarms and solar farms. We need to make changes to the network of overhead lines, pylons, cables and other infrastructure that transports electricity around the country, so that everyone has access to the clean electricity from these new renewable sources.

Next steps

As we work to develop our plans, we want to keep you informed and listen to your views on our proposals.

We are in the early stages of developing these proposals and will be making initial contact with key stakeholders and local residents in the months ahead.

Feedback from local communities is crucial to help us develop the project. We anticipate holding a public consultation in Summer 2024 so that we can introduce our proposals to local residents and stakeholders. During this time we will also hold a consultation event locally, where people will be able to speak with the project team, ask questions and provide feedback.