Friday, February 3, 2023

Planning applications pave way for import of green energy from Scotland to Yorkshire

National Grid has submitted a full planning application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the laying of 67km of onshore underground cables, and a further application to Selby District Council for the laying of 2.5km onshore underground cables and for a converter station and associated infrastructure.

It’s all part of the Scotland-England ‘Green Link 2, being developed to National Grid, together with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, to transfer green energy from Scotland to England through off-shore cables which will be connected to converter and electricity substations onshore.

The 2GW high voltage electricity transmission link is planned to run from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire to Drax in Selby.

The NFU’s response  to both East Riding of Yorkshire and Selby District Councils has raised a number of issues including:

  • Consultation and engagement
  • Voluntary agreements
  • Cable depth
  • Construction best practice including drainage and soils
  • Construction timings and methodology

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