National Grid pylon update July 2023 – no good news

National Grid have re-named East Anglia GREEN as The Great Grid Upgrade Norwich To Tilbury – a pylon by any other name is still a pylon and these still extend across three counties with some undergrounding, includimng through the AONB.

Sadly, little else has changed, despite 23,000 people, 14 MPs, four county councils, several district councils and many parish councils saying NO to 180km through the heart of East Anglia and YES to an offshore grid.  Their second non-statutory consultation has opened and will be live until 21 August 2023.

Our campaigning partner, Pylons East Anglia, will be providing tips on how to respond later this month and we will share those as soon as we receive them. See their website for comprehensive information on the proposals and the battle to stop the pylons: Pylons East Anglia campaign page

Although the section through the AONB will be underground once completed, it will be a wide scar across our beautiful vale over the years it will take to construct it.

Luke Marshall’s Facebook group has much more information on the impact within the AONB.

Dedham Vale AONB - Pylons and Undergrounding

NG are holding some consultation events – the first one below clashes with the traffic for the Tendring Show, but if you are attending the show, the Venture Centre is within easy walking distance of the showground.

Date & Time                                Location

Saturday 8 July, 11am-4pm      Lawford Venture Centre 2000, Bromley Road, Lawford,                                                                 Manningtree CO11 2JE 

Thursday 13 July, 2-7pm           Langham Community Centre, School Road, Langham,                                                                   Colchester, CO4 5PA 

Wednesday 19 July, 2-7pm       Copdock Village Hall,  Old London Road, Copdock, IP8 3JN 

NG are holding one-hour online webinar sessions, where they will present their proposals followed by an open question and answer session. 

Tuesday 25 July   7-8pm  

Saturday 12 August   10-11am  

Thursday 17 August   10-11am 

A recording of a general overview presentation will also be available to view on their website. You can register for these on their website.

National Grid consultation page

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