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Our submission route


National Grid has applied for consent to build a new 400kV overhead line connection between Richborough and Canterbury. We submitted our Development Consent Order (DCO) application to The Planning Inspectorate on 14 January 2016.

Having listened to the views of land owners, tenants, the local community and stakeholders, as well as looking at the results of technical and environmental studies, we have made some changes to our route since our consultation in February/March 2015. To find out more, please see our January 2016 newsletter.

Over the last six months, a panel of four inspectors (the Examining Authority) appointed by the Planning Inspectorate (the Government Agency responsible for nationally significant infrastructure project planning applications) has examined our application. As part of this process, a series of hearings took place, where stakeholders, landowners, tenants and members of the public provided feedback on our application.

The examination process has now come to an end and we would like to thank everyone for their feedback during this process and for giving us your views since the start of the project.

You can also find full details of our application to the Planning Inspectorate, including copies of all of our studies, reports, and maps, on the Planning Inspectorate’s website in the coming days: infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/south-east/richborough-connection-project