National Grid: Feltham and Heston

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd September 2022.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of capacity issues at the national grid on housebuilding in Feltham and Heston.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate)

The Government is aware of lengthy connection timelines currently being offered in parts of the country, particularly where transmission network upgrades are required to accommodate distribution network connections, such as housing developments. Network companies are working to release capacity and accelerate connection timescales, including through improved modelling of network impacts of new connections and streamlining of connection procedures. The network companies have committed to engaging with stakeholders and customers, including those in Feltham and Heston, to inform them of proposed approaches to enable timely new network connections.

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