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.

Attachments

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Joint MP letter to Energy Minister, Greg Hands MP - May 2022 (516.7 KB) 516.7 KB
J Cartlidge response to EA GREEN consultation - June 2022 (645.96 KB) 645.96 KB
Second joint MP letter to Energy Minister - July 2022 (289.23 KB) 289.23 KB
J Cartlidge letter to CEO of National Grid July 22 (583.25 KB) 583.25 KB
Suffolk County Council letter to National Grid (493.17 KB) 493.17 KB
J Cartlidge MP letter to National Grid CEO following EA GREEN survey 2.9.22 (568.78 KB) 568.78 KB
J Cartlidge MP letter to Greg Hands MP following survey 2.9.22 (478.27 KB) 478.27 KB
National Grid letter to J Cartlidge Sept 22 - In response to survey (112.35 KB) 112.35 KB
National Grid response to OffSET MPs Oct 22 (226.76 KB) 226.76 KB
J Cartlidge MP letter to National Grid Oct 22 (242.34 KB) 242.34 KB
National Grid response to Cartlidge Nov 22 (128.84 KB) 128.84 KB
Minister Stuart response to calls for a review Dec 22 (136.49 KB) 136.49 KB
National Grid response to OffSET Oct 22 - Updated lifetime costs Jan 23 (260.14 KB) 260.14 KB
Minister Stuart's letter to East Anglian Communities Jan 23 (80.89 KB) 80.89 KB
Minister Stuart response to OffSET March 23 (113.11 KB) 113.11 KB
OffSET letter to National Grid CEO - Delaying non-statutory consultation June 23 (130.45 KB) 130.45 KB
National Grid response June 23 (153.81 KB) 153.81 KB
J Cartlidge MP letter to Minister Bowie - July 23 (150.63 KB) 150.63 KB
Minister Bowie letter to J Cartlidge - Aug 23 (97.54 KB) 97.54 KB
J Cartlidge response to Norwich to Tilbury consultation - August 23 (120.91 KB) 120.91 KB
J Cartlidge letter to National Grid - Feb 2024 (168.51 KB) 168.51 KB
National Grid response to J Cartlidge February 2024.pdf (66.49 KB) 66.49 KB

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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.

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MP backs option for alternative to new pylon line

A review into possible alternatives to a new pylon development has received backing of a local MP, who says it has revealed an option that is “good for the Dedham Vale and South Suffolk”.

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.