Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant

The views expressed in this page do not represent those of the Planning Inspectorate. This page consists of content submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by the public and other interested parties, giving their views of this proposal.

Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant

Received 14 August 2020
From National Grid

Representation

“Dear Sir/Madam REPRESENTATION BY NATIONAL GRID ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION PLC (“NGET”) and NATIONAL GRID GAS PLC (“NGG”) TO THE Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant DCO (“THE PROJECT”) NGET & NGG wishes to make a relevant representation to the Project DCO in order to protect its position in relation to infrastructure and land which is within or in close proximity to the proposed Order limits. NGET’s & NGG’s rights to retain its apparatus in situ and rights of access to inspect, maintain, renew and repair such apparatus located within or in close proximity to the Order limits should be maintained at all times and access to inspect and maintain such apparatus must not be restricted. The documentation and plans submitted for the above proposed scheme are being reviewed in relation to impacts on NGET’s & NGG’s existing apparatus and land interests located within this area, and NGET & NGG may require protective provisions to be included within the DCO to ensure that its interests are adequately protected and to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards. NGET & NGG are liaising with the Promoter in this regard and have been throughout the whole process thus far. NGET assets which have been identified as being within or within close proximity to the proposed Order limits are: OVER HEAD LINE YYJ 400KV Over Head Line Route; ZB 275KV Over Head Line Route; ZJ 200KV Over Head Line Route; 4VG 400KV Over Head Line Route. SUBSTATIONS: TILBURY2 275KV Substation; TILBURY4 400KV Substation. CABLES: Tilbury Cable Tunnel, Kingsnorth – Tilbury 400kV cable and associated apparatus; 400 kV cables joining TILBURY2 TILBURY4 substations; 11kV cables south of TILBURY2. NGG assets which have been identified as being within or within close proximity to the proposed Order limits are: Feeder Main 18 – Matching Green to Tilbury. As a responsible statutory undertaker, NGET’s & NGG’s primary concern is to meet its statutory obligations and ensure that any development does not impact in any adverse way upon those statutory obligations. NGET & NGG reserves the right to make further representations as part of the examination process but in the meantime will negotiate with the promoter with a view to reaching a satisfactory agreement. I hope the above information is useful. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours sincerely Spencer Jefferies Development Liaison Officer, Land and Acquisitions.”