The Yorkshire Green Energy Enablement (GREEN) project is a proposal by National Grid Electricity Transmission to upgrade and reinforce the high-voltage power network, so that more low-carbon energy can get to homes and businesses in Yorkshire and further afield.

The Yorkshire GREEN Project

The Yorkshire GREEN project proposes new infrastructure including substations, overhead lines, underground cables and cable sealing end compounds (where underground cables meet overhead lines). It would also include work to upgrade the existing transmission system, including some installation of new equipment at existing sites.

For more information on Yorkshire GREEN, please visit the ‘About Yorkshire GREEN’ page.

Application for development consent

Having submitted our development consent application on 15 November 2022, the Planning Inspectorate, on behalf of Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has now accepted our application for examination.  

The Project will now progress through pre-examination and a period of examination by an appointed Examining Authority. The Examining Authority will then prepare a recommendation report and submit it to the Secretary of State who will make a decision on whether to grant development consent. 

A summary of this process can also be found on the ‘next steps’ page of this website. 

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our consultations, including our ongoing landowner consultation throughout the pre-application period. Our refined plans for Yorkshire GREEN were submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 15 November 2022.  The Project has now been accepted for examination and all documents – including a Consultation Report which summarises all of our consultation activities – have been published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website

Consultation on our proposals

We have now concluded our pre-application consultation for Yorkshire GREEN. This has included:

  • Our non-statutory consultation, held in March and April 2021, where we asked for your feedback on our early stage proposals;
  • Our statutory consultation, held between October and December 2021, where we asked for your feedback on our more detailed proposals; and
  • A series of localised targeted consultations, held across 2022, where we invited relevant stakeholders to comment on a series of minor amendments to the Project.

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our consultations, including our ongoing landowner consultation throughout the pre-application period. Our refined plans for Yorkshire GREEN have now been submitted for development consent. Should the Planning Inspectorate accept our application, all documents – including a Consultation Report which summarises all of our consultation activities – will be published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website in due course.

Document library

You can continue to view our consultation documents and materials to help you learn more about the Yorkshire GREEN Project. You can use the document library below to view information on the project published at various milestones – including as part of our non-statutory and statutory consultations.

Please note that information was correct at the time of publication and our plans have now been updated as part of our development consent application.

Statutory Consultation - Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

The documents that make up the Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), including a Non Technical Summary, appendices and figures,  for the Yorkshire GREEN project can be found below:

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Glossary and Abbreviations

Non Technical Summary

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Non Technical Summary

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Chapter 1

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 1 Introduction

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 1A List of Competent Persons

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Chapter 2

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 2 Project Need and Alternatives

Chapter 3

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 3 Description of the Project

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Chapter 4

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 4 Approach to preparing the PEIR

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 4A Scoping Opinion Responses

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 4B Climate Change Technical Note

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 4C Cumulative Effects Assessment

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Chapter 5

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 5 Legislative and Policy Overview

Chapter 6

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 6 Landscape and Visual

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendices 6A-6E Landscape and Visual Amenity

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendices 6F-6G Landscape and Visual Amenity

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Chapter 7

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 7 Historic Environment

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 7A Historic Environment Desk Based Assessment

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Chapter 8

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 8 Biodiversity

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 8A Scoping of Assessment Summary

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 8B Natural England Meeting Minutes

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 8C Extended Phase 1 Habitat Report

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 8D Confidential Badger Report

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Chapter 9

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 9 Hydrology and Flood Risk

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 9A Conservation Sites Screening

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 9B WFD Waterbody Status and Objectives

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 9C Infrastructure Located within WFD Waterbody

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 9D Flood Risk Assessment

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Chapter 10

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 10 Geology and Hydrogeology

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 10A Walkover Survey Records

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 10B Physical Effects on Groundwater

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 10C UXO Reports

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 10D Hydrogeology Water Framework Directive (WFD) Assessment

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Chapter 11

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 11 Agriculture and Soils

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Chapter 12

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 12 Traffic and Transport

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 12A CTMP

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 12B PROWMP

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 12C Traffic Data Tables

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Chapter 13

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 13 Air Quality

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Appendix 13A IAQM Construction Dust Assessment Methodology Tables

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Chapter 14

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 14 Noise and Vibration

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Chapter 15

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 15 Health and Wellbeing

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Chapter 16

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 16 Socio-economics

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PEIR Photo Viewpoints

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Viewpoint Locations List

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PEIR Draft HRA Screening Report

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Draft HRA Screening Report

PEIR Preliminary Arboricultural Impact Assessment

Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Preliminary AIA Report

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Statutory Consultation - Photo viewpoints

Landowners  

If you are a local landowner, and you have any queries with regard to the Yorkshire GREEN project, please contact our lands team, or by phoning 0845 437 7357, providing your details.  

Description of consultation documents

We have produced the following documents for the purposes of this statutory consultation, to learn more about the Project, and provide feedback.

Please note that information was correct at the time of publication and our plans have now been updated as part of our development consent application.

Consultation material

Description

Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR)

A document which is the written output of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) undertaken to date for Yorkshire GREEN. This contains the preliminary findings of our environmental surveys and a summary of the Project’s likely significant effects identified to date. This report comprises a number of chapters, figures and appendices.

PEIR non-technical summary

A non-technical version of our full PEIR.

Consultation Plans

Our more detailed maps and plans for each section (A-F).

Statutory Consultation Booklet

A document providing more detail on our proposals for statutory consultation, including information on our updated proposals, what we’re consulting on and how you can get involved.

Non-statutory Consultation Report

A document presenting the results of the non-statutory consultation in March and April 2021. We have analysed all feedback received during this consultation and have provided a response to each comment.

‘You said, We Did’ summary of responses

A document summarising the key themes from the non-statutory consultation and what we have done in response to this feedback.

Photomontages

Visualisations from key surrounding viewpoints prepared for the Project.

Navigating this website

We have now submitted our application for development consent. The boxes below provide more detailed information about the Project, what has been included in our refined plans, and what’s next. Please get in touch with us through this website or by email ([email protected]) or phone (0800 029 4359) if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Project.

About Yorkshire GREEN

Find out more information about the Yorkshire GREEN project and proposals for the north west of York, Tadcaster, Monk Fryston and additional works.

Yorkshire GREEN needs case

Find out why the Yorkshire GREEN project is needed and the move towards net zero.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to questions we’re often asked about the Yorkshire GREEN project.

Next steps and getting in touch

Get in touch with the Yorkshire GREEN project team.