Yorkshire GREEN

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.

Have your say on our proposals

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.

Consultation on our proposals

Our current round of consultation, which began on Thursday 28 October 2021, runs until 11:59pm on Thursday 9 December 2021. This is an important opportunity for you to have your say on our detailed proposals for the Yorkshire GREEN project.

We have published more detailed information on our proposals and our current consultation. We are holding in-person and online events where you can find out more, meet the project team and ask questions.

The feedback we receive during this consultation, together with further environmental assessments and technical work, will inform our project design and shape our proposals before we submit our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) in winter 2022/23.

If you would like any further information, or would like to speak to a member of the project team, please email: [email protected] or call us on: 0800 029 4359.   

Non-statutory consultation

We held our first round of consultation in spring 2021 where we asked for your feedback on our early stage proposals. This feedback, together with information from further environmental and technical work, has helped inform our more detailed Project design that we are presenting during our statutory consultation.

You can read about the results of our non-statutory consultation in our Non-statutory Consultation Report, which can be found below. You can also find a short ‘You said, we did’ document, which sets out some of the points you raised in the consultation feedback and the actions we are taking in response. 

Why is the project needed?

While our existing high voltage electricity network in Yorkshire has been sufficient until today, it doesn’t have the capacity to transport all the new low-carbon energy that we expect to come on line over the next 10 years while operating reliably and securely to the standards required.

We need to reinforce the region’s electricity network to address this and Yorkshire GREEN will strengthen the network here. It will play a vital role in delivering electricity efficiently, reliably, and safely and will support the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions.

In Great Britain, we are in the middle of a transformation, with the energy we use increasingly coming from cleaner, greener sources. In 2019 – the same year that Parliament committed to the UK reaching a target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - most of our electricity came from low carbon sources for the first time since the industrial revolution. National Grid is at the heart of that energy transformation – investing around £1.3bn each year to adapt and develop our transmission network to connect new sources of low carbon and green energy to the homes and businesses of our customers. 

While it's vital that more of the energy we use comes from low carbon and renewable sources, both National Grid and the Government recognise it is also important to keep the impact as low as possible on bills, people, communities and our natural environment. National Grid is committed to finding the right balance between these factors to ensure our projects have a sustainable, positive impact. 

Great Britain already has 8.5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy in operation, and another 1.9GW under construction. The Government’s Energy White Paper outlines a plan to increase energy from offshore wind to 40GW by 2030 – enough to power every home in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consultation Documents

We have produced a series of materials to help you learn more about the Yorkshire GREEN Project and provide your feedback during our statutory consultation. You can view these documents below along with our full Preliminary Environmental Information Report (including a non technical summary) and four photo viewpoints from across the consultation zone. You can also view our Statutory Consultation Plans, which you can use to provide feedback on our proposals in sections A-F.  

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:

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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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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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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

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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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Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 13 Air Quality

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

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Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 14 Noise and Vibration

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Yorkshire GREEN PEIR Chapter 15 Health and Wellbeing

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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

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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.  

To request further documents relating to the Yorkshire GREEN project, including the Yorkshire GREEN Consultation Strategy, the Strategic Proposal (2019), the Strategic Proposal Back Check and Review (2020), the Strategic Proposal Back Check and Review Addendum Report (2021), the Project Needs Case (2020) and the Project Needs Case (2021), please email [email protected] or Freephone 0800 029 4359.

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. We recommend that you view these documents before you provide your feedback.

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.

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 Need Case

Why is the Yorkshire GREEN project needed and the move towards Net Zero.

Project Development and Appraisal Process

Learn more about National Grid’s Options Appraisal process for the Yorkshire GREEN project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions we’re often asked about the Yorkshire Green Project.

Statutory Consultation

Our statutory consultation runs from Thursday 28 October to Thursday 9 December 2021.

Consultation Events

We are holding a range of in-person events and online consultation events.

Interactive Map

View an interactive map detailing our proposals for Yorkshire GREEN.

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Have your say

Provide your feedback on our proposals for the Yorkshire GREEN Project.