National Grid Electricity Transmission is starting a statutory public consultation on its proposals for Sea Link – a new, primarily offshore, electricity network reinforcement between Suffolk and Kent. You are being contacted as you previously consented to receive updates from us, either via completing a form on our project website or when submitting feedback to a previous stage of consultation.
Sea Link forms part of The Great Grid Upgrade, which will help us transition to more secure, cheaper and cleaner forms of energy, and meet the UK’s net zero targets. The proposed Project is a new 2 gigawatt high voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Suffolk and Kent. It will be approximately 145 km long and primarily offshore, with onshore infrastructure in Suffolk and Kent.
The statutory consultation begins on 24th October, 2023 and will end at 11:59pm on 18th December, 2023. We are seeking your views on our detailed proposals and our work to-date as part of the consultation. Your feedback is important in helping us to develop our proposals before we submit an application for development consent.
During the consultation period, a series of public consultation events will be held where you can hear further details about the proposed Project and to speak with the project team. They include public information exhibitions, ‘ask the experts’ sessions and online webinars. We are also making available a range of consultation materials which provide further details of this consultation and our proposals. These materials can be accessed via our online Document library, with paper copies of most of these documents available from deposit points across the project area. For more information, please visit the project website, nationalgrid.com/sealink.
Responding to the consultation
Responses to this consultation can be submitted online via our project website. Alternatively, you can return a printed copy of the feedback form or submit a free text response via email to email@example.com, or by post to Freepost SEA LINK.
If you have any questions about our proposals or would like a printed copy of any of our consultation materials, you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0808 134 9569. If you are a landowner and want to talk to our Lands team, please email email@example.com. Please note that requests for printed materials may be subject to a printing charge.