The consultation period will run for eight weeks, concluding on 21 August 2023.
This stage represents the early development phase, and National Grid is seeking feedback on its preferred draft alignment. The alignment showcases potential positions for overhead lines, associated pylons, underground cables, cable sealing end compounds (where overhead lines connect to underground cables), and connection substations.
Constructive feedback from stakeholders and the public will play a vital role in refining and enhancing the project's proposals.
To facilitate the consultation process, National Grid will be conducting online webinars that will provide a comprehensive presentation of the project details, followed by a dedicated question and answer session. The webinar schedule is as follows:
- Saturday 12 August: 10-11am
- Thursday 17 August: 10-11am
For detailed information and access to interactive maps and consultation materials, interested parties are encouraged to visit the National Grid's website at: Nationalgrid.com | Norwich to Tilbury
How can I take part?
Individual landowners and their appointed agents will receive communication regarding the consultation process and will be offered meetings to discuss the proposed draft route alignment.
For any inquiries or further information, please call the Norwich-Tilbury lands team on: 0808 1753 314 or email at: [email protected]
The NFU strongly encourages all affected farmers affected by the proposed route to actively participate in this consultation.
Your input is crucial in highlighting any concerns you may have regarding pylon locations. Additionally, please ensure that you inform National Grid about any features that could potentially influence pylon placement, such as listed buildings.