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Grimsby to Walpole Electricity Line

National Grid has launched a public consultation on proposals for an overhead power line which passes through the Fenland district.

Due to the scale of the proposals, the application will be decided by the Secretary of State responsible for energy rather than Fenland District Council.

The proposed high-voltage electricity line would run west to east in Fenland, between Tydd St Giles and Newton-in-the-Isle. See below:

Grimsby to Walpole Electricity Line 1

In addition to the power line, a new substation is proposed. This is located outside of Fenland District Council's area but near to the boundary, to the east of Newton-in-the-Ise, North of West Walton. See below:

Grimsby to Walpole Electricity Line 2

You can find out more about the project and read the consultation documents on the National Grid website.

National Grid is inviting people to submit feedback via an online feedback questionnaire, available on the website link above.

If you require hard copies of the consultation materials, contact National Grid on 0800 0129 153 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm) or email

The consultation runs until 13 March 2024.

A series of public information events are being held throughout the consultation, including:

  • Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 2pm to 7pm - Tydd St Giles Community Centre, Broad Drove East, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 5LN.
  • Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 2pm to 7pm - Walpole Community Centre, Summer Close, Walpole St Andrew, Wisbech, PE14 7JW.

There are also a series of online webinars, including:

  • General introduction to the project proposals - Tuesday, 23 January 2024 at 2pm.
  • Proposals specific to the Fenland area - Tuesday, 5 March 2024 at 7pm.

To book a place on a webinar, contact National Grid on 0800 0129 153 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm) or email

Paper copies of the consultation materials and feedback questionnaire are also available to collect from the following local information point:

Fenland District Council will consider the proposals and decide what formal comments to make on the proposals in due course.


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