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UK Onshore Scheme achieves required planning consents

On the 12th December 2018, National Grid Viking Link Limited (NGVL) received confirmation from The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) that its appeal had been allowed, and planning permission granted, subject to conditions, for the section of the interconnector located in East Lindsey District Council.

Planning applications were submitted by NGVL in August 2017. Three of the four affected local planning authorities (Boston Borough Council, North Kesteven District Council and South Holland District Council) unanimously approved their applications earlier this year, with decisions issued in Autumn.

East Lindsey District Council refused their application in June 2018 and NGVL lodged an appeal against this decision with PINS. The associated Planning Inquiry was held in November.

NGVL now have all of the required planning consents for the UK Onshore Scheme, which comprises of the installation of underground direct current (DC) cables from a landfall point to the converter station; the construction of an associated permanent access road, as well as the installation of underground alternating current (AC) cables from the converter station to the existing NGET substation at Bicker Fen.

To view the decision by the Planning Inspectorate, please click here