June 2024 – National Grid Consultation ’til 26 July

National Grid
Please note that our Project Update issued yesterday had the incorrect date listed for the end of our consultation. The correct date is Friday 26 July 2024.
Less than one month to go to have your say on Norwich to Tilbury 
We’ve extended our statutory consultation to give people additional time to have their say after the General Election. It will now close at 11.59pm on Friday 26 July 2024.There’s now less than one month to go until statutory consultation closes, and we’re asking for your views on our proposals to upgrade the high voltage power network to connect new sources of offshore energy to the energy network. Norwich to Tilbury will play a vital role in delivering electricity efficiently, reliably, and safely and will support the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions.  Since the start of the consultation on 10 April, we’ve held 14 public information events and one webinar, but there’s still time to take part and have your say. If you were unable to attend our public information events, or our first webinar, you can still get involved and find out more. 
Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) update 
As part of this statutory consultation, we’re consulting on the preliminary findings from our environmental studies and assessments as well as proposed mitigation for any potential impacts to the local environment, including animal habitats and the local landscape.   Since publishing the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) and supporting figures, we’ve identified some pages where the edges of maps have been clipped. This doesn’t affect the information contained within the PEIR or our assessments to date, but it does mean there are some small geographical gaps between map sections in some figures.   We’ve revised the relevant map sheets and have made these available on our Project website alongside an errata document. 
Visit the Project website 
You can find out more about our Project and the consultation on our Project website: nationalgrid.com/norwich-to-tilbury. We have published technical documents including all maps, the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) and our online feedback questionnaire. You can also access our latest interactive Project map.  
Attend a consultation webinar  
Join one of our digital information events by signing up on our Project website. There are five webinars left, the details of which are:  
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You can also view a recording of our first Project Overview webinar on our Project website.   
Complete an online feedback questionnaire 
Your feedback is important to us. You can submit your comments online through our Project website or by sending a feedback questionnaire or a letter to us by using our freepost address – FREEPOST N to T. You can also submit your feedback via email to the Project email address – contact@n-t.nationalgrid.com.  
What happens after consultation closes?  
Following the close of the statutory consultation, we will consider all the feedback submitted and, together with the findings from ongoing technical and environmental studies, we will finalise the details for the Project before submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate next year.