DEVELOPER – NATIONAL GRID VENTURES (NGV)
STATUS – NON STATUTORY CONSULTATION
National Grid Ventures have registered this proposal with the Planning Inspectorate and NGV commenced a preliminary round of public consultation between 14th September & 26th October 2021.
SASES believe the key issue consistently unaddressed is that of ‘cumulative impact’, both individual developers and National Grid – Network Operator, consistently fail to acknowledge and address the obvious issues.
Where is the cumulative impact assessment?
Suffolk County Council have confirmed that they object to the current National Grid Ventures proposal, this is in line with SCCs objection to Scottish Power Renewables onshore proposals for EA1N & EA2 offshore wind farms which seek to locate and build a substation complex north of Friston village.
National Grid Ventures consultation plans to connect Nautilus via a Friston connection point, under a presumption DCO’s will be granted to Scottish Power and a National Grid substation here.
The East Suffolk district authority submitted a lengthy response to the initial round of public consultations, ESC highlights the short comings of the initial consultation. ESC highlights many reasons why the chosen locations for cable landing, cable routing and identified convertor station sites would be too disruptive locally and too destructive given further damage these proposals would have in and around the coastal AONB.
Therese Coffey continues to propose urgent requirement to repurpose an existing brownfield site to connect multiple projects.