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“Project East Anglia Green” Transmission Line

Current status: Non-Statutory Public Consultation is CLOSED


The East Anglia Green Energy Enablement (East Anglia GREEN) is a proposal for pylons and 400kV high voltage overhead cable transmission lines from Norfolk to Bramford, and then from Bramford to Tilbury. It would span a distance of around 180km. Plus a new 400 kV connection substation in the Tendring district.

Due to the proliferation of proposed off-shore wind developments and Sizewell C, the existing transmission network in East Anglia will no longer be sufficient to carry the electricity generated to the rest of the country where it will be used. By the tune of around 15GW!

Non-Statutory Public Consultation

This was opened on Thursday 21st April 2022, and closed on Thursday 16th June 2022.

Online Documentation

Project Information, Documents, and Feedback Options can be found on the National Grid website here: https://www.nationalgrid.com/electricity-transmission/network-and-infrastructure/infrastructure-projects/east-anglia-green

The Interactive Map can be found here: https://eastangliagreen.participatr.io/index.php?contentid=27

Public Information Events

Visit one of National Grids face to face public information events being held at the following locations across the proposed route to find out more and speak to experts within the team.

DateTimeVenue
Thursday 28 April 12-6:30pm Ingatestone and Fryerning Community Centre, 7 High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9ED 
Wednesday 4 May 12-6:30pm Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham CM8 2DY 
Saturday 7 May 10am-4pm West Bergholt Orpen Memorial Hall, 45-57 Lexden Rd, West Bergholt CO6 3BG 
Monday 9 May 12-7pm Chadwell Village Hall, Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary RM16 4NX 
Wednesday 11 May 1-6:30pm Mulbarton Village Hall, The Common, Mulbarton NR14 8AE 
Saturday 14 May 10am-4pm The Palgrave and District Community Centre, 10 Rose Lane, Palgrave IP22 1AP 
Tuesday 17 May 12-7pm Holton St Mary Village Hall, Holton St Mary, Hadleigh CO7 6NW 
Wednesday 18 May 12-7pm Burstall Village Memorial Hall, Burstall, Ipswich IP8 3DR 
Saturday 21 May 1-6pm Laindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon SS15 6N 
Tuesday 24 May 11am-5.30pm Writtle Village Hall, 18 The Green, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3DU 
Friday 27 May 1-7pm Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market IP6 8BB 
Saturday 28 May 10am-4pm Lawford Venture, Centre, Bromley Road, Lawford, Manningtree CO11 2JE 

Online Webinars

Attend an hour online webinar where National Grid will present details of the proposals followed by an open Q&A.

Visit the National Grid website to register.

DateTimeTopic
Friday 22 April 2pm Overview of project 
Saturday 23 April 10am Overview of project 
Monday 25 April 7pm Overview of project 
Tuesday 26 April 2pm Proposals in the South Norfolk district 
Friday 6 May 10am Proposals in the Babergh, Tendring and Colchester districts 
Tuesday 10 May 2pm Proposals in the Chelmsford district 
Friday 13 May 10am Proposals in the Thurrock district 
Thursday 19 May 2pm Proposals in the Mid Suffolk district 
Friday 20 May 10am Proposals in the Braintree district 
Wednesday 25 May 2pm Proposals in the Basildon and Brentwood districts 
Wednesday 8 June 2pm Overview of project 
Thursday 9 June 7pm Overview of project

Petitions

Say No to 180 km of Essex Suffolk Norfolk pylons – https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/say-no-to-180km-of-essex-suffolk-norfolk-pylons-and-build-a-strategic-offshore-grid

Other Campaign Groups

The route is 180km long, and our membership covers only a small portion of that. For more information please check out the following links:

Pylons East Anglia – https://www.pylonseastanglia.co.uk/

Essex Suffolk Norfolk Pylons (Facebook) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/718238339216424

News Articles

EADT – 22nd May 2022 – Six MPs write to government over Suffolk and Essex pylon plans – https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/business/mps-letter-for-government-east-anglia-green-pylons-8984918

BBC – 19th May 2022 – Campaigners oppose 112 miles East Anglia power line – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-61387035

EADT – 3rd May 2022 – Plans for 180km of pylons across East Anglia could be challenged in court – https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/business/offset-mps-could-take-national-grid-to-court-8935350

EADT – 6th June 2022 – [Mid Suffolk] Council objects to ‘massive impact’ of proposed 50-metre pylons on Suffolk – https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/mid-suffolk-district-council-east-anglia-green-objection-9018064

Suffolk County Council – 8th June 2022 – [Suffolk County] Council objects to Norwich to Tilbury pylon proposals – https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news/show/council-objects-to-norwich-to-tilbury-pylon-proposals

Suffolk Live – 9th June 2022 – Babergh District Council the latest to object to new National Grid overhead cables – https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/mid-suffolk-district-council-east-anglia-green-objection-9018064

CARE Suffolk Response

On Thursday 16th June 2022, CARE Suffolk emailed our response to the non-statutory consultation. It didn’t really fit into the format of the NG feedback form. If you’d like to read it you can find it here.


What is the next stage?

According to National Grid, the next stage is the Statutory Consultation which they anticipate early 2023.

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