National Grid: East of England

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered at on 22 July 2022.

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Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill Conservative, Bury St Edmunds

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on what assessment National Grid has made of the impact of its proposed East Anglia GREEN project on farmers and rural communities.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Government does not hold this information, but as part of the planning process for new infrastructure National Grid Electricity Transmission will identify preferred options considering a range of factors, including impacts on land and local communities. This will need to be balanced against other considerations, such as cost and environmental impacts. National Grid Electricity Transmission are required to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment for projects such as East Anglia GREEN, and this includes an assessment of community impacts.

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