National Grid is developing plans to build a new electricity substation (‘Uxbridge Moor’) on land bordering its existing substation in Iver, and is inviting the local community to get involved through a public consultation running from 5 September until 6 October.
As part of the public consultation, National Grid is holding two drop-in events where the team will share details of the proposals and offer local people a chance to provide feedback:
When: Thursday 14 September 2023, 1:30pm – 6:30pm
When: Saturday 16 September 2023, 11:30am – 4:30pm
People are welcome to drop in at any point during these sessions, and team members will be available to answer your questions. Feedback from local residents will help to shape National Grid’s plans and the legacy it hopes to leave for the community. National Grid understands and appreciates the concern local people can feel about new infrastructure, and is committed to leaving a positive impact. This consultation will help to achieve that.
Following the drop-in events, the team will also be holding an online information event for those unable to make the in-person sessions. This will take place via Zoom on 19 September from 5pm to 6pm. If local residents would like to register for this event, they can email [email protected].
The new Uxbridge Moor substation is being developed in response to the need to connect customers to National Grid’s electricity transmission network to the west of London. In the Iver area a large number of projects – including data centres – have requested new power connections from National Grid and, as a regulated business, National Grid has a legal obligation to meet these requests.
The proposals are at an early stage and this consultation with the public is being held ahead of the final development of plans and the submission of a planning application towards the end of 2023.
National Grid senior project manager William Duncan said: “This new substation is an important and necessary part of meeting our duty to connect projects to the grid, and to reinforce the network to be able to provide clean power to the region in the future.
“We’re also keen to ensure the project has a long-term positive impact on the local community and National Grid has a strong reputation for giving back to an area – from supporting local organisations, charities and schools, to specific grants to community projects. We look forward to speaking to local residents and hearing how best we can support groups and initiatives across Iver alongside this substation development.”
More information about the project and how people can get involved is available on our website. Local residents can also get in touch with the project team by emailing [email protected] or calling 0800 915 2494 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm).