Rotherham pylons

Consultation extended on National Grid proposals for a new electricity substation in Rotherham

  • National Grid has extended its consultation on plans for a new electricity substation in Rotherham, which will strengthen its network and connect clean energy to the grid – part of The Great Grid Upgrade.
  • New dates for webinar and public events have been announced.

National Grid is extending its public consultation on proposals for a new electricity substation in Rotherham until 11:59pm on Monday 22 July.

As part of the Brinsworth to High Marnham project, National Grid is proposing to build and operate a new 400 kV substation on land to the east of Long Lane, in Rotherham. The new substation, which forms a key part of The Great Grid Upgrade, will play an important role in building a more secure and resilient future energy system and provide the ability to transport cleaner energy from the North of England to homes and businesses across the Midlands and beyond, helping to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. 

Leanne Evans, Project Director for Brinsworth to High Marnham 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. 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 and register for the webinar or attend one of the in-person events.


 In-person events

  • Wednesday 10 July – 12.30pm to 5.30pm at Whiston Parish Hall, Well Lane, Whiston, Rotherham S60 4HX
  • Thursday 11 July – 2pm to 7pm at The Centre, Brinsworth Lane, Brinsworth, Rotherham S60 5DG

National Grid expect the proposed substation in Rotherham to be operational in winter 2029. 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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