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.
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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
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.