North Wales Connection

Enquiry received via email

North Wales Connection

15 March 2018
Jonathan Dean


I assume it is your role to ensure that National Grid adhere to NETS SQSS. Please can you confirm this for me.

Advice given

If National Grid’s application is accepted for examination the Examining Authority (ExA) will conduct the examination in accordance with Planning Act 2008: Guidance for the examination of applications for development consent and assess the proposed development against the policy requirements of the energy National Policy Statements (NPS) EN-1 Overarching and EN-5 Electricity Networks Infrastructure. The ExA will examine the need for the project, any alternatives and assess whether there are any adverse impacts that outweigh the benefits of the project.