Residents in living in Bridlington and around the local area will be able to have their say next week as National Grid launch a consultation on a new energy project – which will deliver renewable energy from Scotland to Yorkshire, via a proposed site south of Bridlington
From the earmarked site at Wilsthorpe, the link will run underground for around 40 miles (65 km) and connect up to the grid at Drax in North Yorkshire.
To keep the public fully informed of plans, National Grid will hold a digital exhibition and run virtual consultations on the proposal for a new energy link that will run from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, via a site near Wilsthorpe just south of Bridlington, to Drax in North Yorkshire.
Named the Scotland to England Green Link 2 (SEGL2), it will play an important part in helping the country achieve its net-zero energy commitments.
The online exhibition, held on the project’s dedicated website– (.https://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/electricity-transmission/network-and-infrastructure/segl2) – will open on Monday 29 March and will run for four weeks until Friday 24th April
Attendees will be able to learn about the proposed project in detail, share feedback and participate in live Q&A sessions and video drop-in calls.
National Grid will host three live chat Q&A sessions on the project website. These will take place on:
During the third and fourth weeks of the consultation period, National Grid will also host live video drop-in sessions where attendees can hear from members of the project team. Information about these sessions, including instructions on how to register to attend, will be available on the project’s website after the consultation period has begun.
Neil Lyons, National Grid’s SEGL Project Director, said:
“Consultation feedback is important to us and plays a significant part in influencing our plans. It helps us to understand what different stakeholders, community groups, landowners and organisations feel is most important and how we can improve our proposals. We encourage everyone to get involved in our consultation process, it is the best way to share your views and let us know what you think about our proposals.”
Work on the huge project, if approved, will see construction starting in two years time, with an estimated completion in 2029.
The planned work is to meet the governments objective for all homes in the country to be powered by offshore wind energy by 2030.