Consultation extended on National Grid proposals for Derbyshire clean electricity project

  • National Grid has extended its consultation on plans for a new clean electricity project ‘Chesterfield to Willington’, a new overhead power line between a new substation in Chesterfield and an existing substation at Willington.
  • New dates for webinar and public events have been announced.

National Grid is extending its public consultation on its proposals to build a new 60-kilometre, high voltage electricity power line running between a new substation at Chesterfield (part of a separate project, Brinsworth – High Marnham) and an existing substation at Willington.

The public consultation has been extended until 11:59pm on Tuesday 17 September 2024 to give people additional time to have their say and provide feedback.

Building a new power line between Chesterfield and Willington will increase the capacity in the centre of the country, enabling cleaner, greener energy to be carried around the network, benefiting homes and businesses in Derbyshire and beyond, and supporting the UK’s offshore wind and net zero targets.

Leanne Evans, Project Director for Chesterfield to Willington said: “We’d like to thank everyone for taking part in our consultation so far, your comments and feedback are invaluable in helping to refine our proposals for this important development. Feedback previously submitted during this consultation remains valid, but if you haven’t yet done so, please do get involved, visit our website and find out more.”

National Grid is encouraging anyone who wants to find out more to visit its website where you can also register for the revised webinars.

New webinar dates

 Chesterfield to Willington webinar

New in-person events

Chesterfield to Willington in person

National Grid’s Community Relations team is available to answer questions on 0800 073 1047 or by emailing [email protected]. They’re available from 9am-5:30pm Monday to Friday, with an answer service outside these times.

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