Bramford to Twinstead network reinforcement: start of public consultation

Mar 26, 2021

Bramford to Twinstead network reinforcement: start of public consultation

National Grid is developing proposals to reinforce the electricity transmission network between Bramford substation in Suffolk and Twinstead, south of Sudbury in Essex.

We need to build this new 400,000 volt reinforcement to overcome a bottleneck on the network and increase network capability in the region. It will carry new cleaner, greener energy that is proposed in East Anglia and will support the Government’s ambitions Net Zero targets.

Our plans for community engagement

We are inviting community and technical stakeholders to give us their feedback on our proposals. In line with current government guidelines, we are using a mix of both digital and traditional consultation methods to ensure everyone has the opportunity to view the consultation information and to take part in our consultation.

The non-statutory consultation will be held for six weeks between 25 March 2021 and 6 May 2021.

The consultation feedback will be carefully considered as we develop our detailed design for the project. We will hold a further statutory consultation on our final proposals before submitting an application for a Development Consent Order (“DCO”) that would seek the permissions and powers required to undertake the project.

We are writing to residents along the route of the project and will publish relevant consultation documents on our project website. They will be available from 25 March 2021 at www.nationalgrid.com/bramford-twinstead. We will send paper copies on request to anyone who is unable to access them online.

I would like to invite you to join one of our webinar sessions to find out more about the proposals. The dates and times of all of our webinars are listed on our website: www.nationalgrid.com/bramford-twinstead, where you can sign up to attend at a time that suits you.

We will also host a series of live chat and telephone call back sessions. Local residents and stakeholders will be able to engage directly with members of the project team and to ask questions about how the proposals will affect them.

If you would find a meeting helpful to discuss the proposals in more detail, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please email contact@bramford-twinstead.nationalgrid.com or call the freephone information line on 0808 196 1515.

Otherwise, we look forward to receiving your response to the consultation by 6 May 2021