Pylons in South Suffolk

On this page you will find information and updates regarding National Grid's proposals to reinforce the high voltage electricity transmission network in our region.

Through National Grid's plans to reinforce the network, they have proposed two projects specific to East Anglia, the first being Bramford to Twinstead in March 2021, and East Anglia GREEN in April 2022.

I understand the impact that these pylon proposals can have on the countryside and, in particular, the detrimental affect to people's lives. As such, alongside my neighbouring MP colleagues, we set up a group called OffSET (Off Shore Electricity-Grid Task Force) in October 2021 and have been campaigning together for an Offshore grid ever since.

You can find various letters below that OffSET MP's and I have sent to National Grid and to the Energy Minister regarding our objections to the most recent East Anglia GREEN proposals.

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Pylon update - August 2023

Looking back over all the pylon coverage, of which there has been a lot this summer, I am incredibly grateful to all of the activists and campaigners who have been making the case for an offshore grid.

My latest column - July 2023

With ongoing coverage of the pylons issue, including in the SFP, I thought it would be helpful to provide an overview of latest developments; not least as there is considerable complexity. I am also aware of how much anxiety this issue causes for those who may be directly affected.

Pressure grows to get pylons project consultation reopened

A local MP has said there is 'no alternative' to reopening the pylon project's consultation, after a survey found that almost 100% of people think offshore alternatives were not fully explored. - Credit: Office of James Cartlidge MP/Andrew Milligan/PA Wire