Pylons consultation extended to July 23

The extension allows public feedback on the proposals after the general election (pic National Grid)

Consultation on National Grid’s plans to place a line of pylons from Norwich to Tilbury has been extended due to the forthcoming general election.
The third and final public consultation on the proposals had been due to end on Tuesday, June 18, but has now been extended until Tuesday, July 23.
This is a statutory consultation carried out in line with the requirements of the Planning Act 2008 and follows two non-statutory public consultations on the draft proposals, held in 2022 and 2023.
The extension gives the public, their representatives, landowners and stakeholders the time and opportunity to provide feedback on the National Grid proposals after the outcome of the election, on Thursday, July 4.
Do note, though, that you can still take part in the consultation throughout the election campaign.
The consultation includes the preliminary findings from environmental studies and assessments, as well as proposed mitigation for any potential impacts to the local environment, including wildlife habitat and landscape.
CPRE Essex will of course be responding to this consultation to meet the extended deadline in line with our previous comments.
The National Grid plans entail upgrading the transmission network between the existing substations at Norwich Main in Norfolk, Bramford in Suffolk and Tilbury in Essex.

  • For more on the National Grid proposals, click here