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Thursday, August 20, 2015

An update from Steve Self, Project Manager

Work continues on the proposed Richborough Connection project - a new electricity connection between Richborough and Canterbury to join the Nemo Link (an under-sea electricity link between Belgium and the UK) to the UK’s electricity network.

Earlier this year we carried out a consultation for the project where we shared details of our latest proposals and asked for your views.  Our proposed route involves building a new overhead line and taking down UK Power Network’s existing line of lower voltage pylons in the same area.

During our consultation the project team were out and about at a number of events in the local community. We also sent information by post and made plans available at public locations which we hope you found helpful. I’d like to thank everyone who came to our events and provided feedback.

Now the consultation is closed we are finalising our proposals - taking into account all the feedback received from land owners, the local community and stakeholders - before submitting our application to the Planning Inspectorate later in the year. We will be in touch again to update you on the progress of the project.

If you went along to the Kent County Show in July, I hope you had the chance to pop in to see us on our stand. As well as giving information on the project, we featured our VEX Robotics programme which uses robots to introduce youngsters to the world of engineering. The programme is part of National Grid’s drive to promote an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, and will be rolled out to some local schools later this year.

Thanks again for getting involved in our consultation, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. 


Steve Self
Project Manager, Richborough Connection

National Grid


Want to know more?

Although our consultation has finished, you can get in touch if you have any questions or want further information on the project. You can call us on 0800 157 7878 or email us at Don’t forget, you can also visit our website for full details of the project:


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