National Grid is extending until Friday 26 July its statutory consultation on proposals for  the Norwich to Tilbury transmission . The five-week extension will allow people more time to provide their comments following the Prime Minister’s announcement that a general election will be held on 4 July.

National Grid is also moving its five remaining webinars until after the general election takes place.

The Norwich to Tilbury HV link is needed to connect new sources of low carbon energy to homes and businesses across Britain. It proposes 184 km of transmission reinforcement, made up chiefly of new overhead line and pylons, plus some underground cablng and a new 400 kV substation. NG makes the proposals as part of its Great Grid Upgrade, the largest overhaul in generations of Britain’s transmission network .

It will play a key role in addressing the climate emergency and helping achieve the UK’s targets for net zero.

Liam Walker, project director for Norwich to Tilbury, said: ““In light of the general election, we felt it was important to extend the deadline for consultation responses and give everyone time to provide their comments.

Walker thanked respondents already replying to the consultation so far, adding that comments and feedback are invaluable. “If you haven’t yet done so, please do get involved, visit our website and find out more,” he added.

National Grid is encouraging anyone who wants to find out more to visit its website and register for one of its revised webinar dates:

Date and Time Topic
Wednesday 10 July:  6-7pm Section A and B South Norfolk and Mid Suffolk
Thursday 11 July:  6-7pm Section C and D Babergh, Tendring and Colchester
Tuesday 16 July: 6-7pm Section E and F – Braintree and Chelmsford
Wednesday 17 July: 6-7pm Section G and H Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock
Thursday 18 July:  6-7pm Project Overview Two

Information about the consultation, including how to provide feedback and sign up for webinars can be found on the project website at


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