We have been undertaking a programme of non-statutory (informal) consultation which has assisted in informing the development of the proposals up to this point.
We are undertaking a period of formal statutory consultation between the 7th November and 11th December 2017.
We have published a Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC), which sets out how we are consulting key stakeholders, statutory bodies and the local community on the proposals.
Further information on how the application process works for major infrastructure projects and the purpose of a SoCC can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website here.
The SoCC can be viewed here or in hard copy format at the following locations and times.
From the 30th of October, the Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) will be available to review at the above locations, and available for download from the Documents page of this website.
Public Information Days
As set out in the SoCC, we are keen to hear your views on the proposals during this statutory consultation period. We will therefore be undertaking a number of public information days at the below venues at the following dates and times.
A hard copy of the PEIR and all relevant application documents and information will be available to review at these events, as well as discuss with members of the project team.
Feedback on the proposals can be provided in a number of ways. Feedback forms will be available at all public events and information points during the course of the statutory consultation period.
For further information on how to contact us and provide us with your feedback please see here.
The process so far:
The first phase of consultation began with a series of Public Information Days across Norfolk in October 2016. In March and April 2017 we held a total of nine events across the cable search area with additional drop-in sessions in Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Again, hundreds of you came to share your views with us. Thank you for taking the time to attend. You can now take a look at the feedback received during these Spring 2017 events on the Documents page.
Since then, our electrical and geotechnical engineers, ecologists, landscape, traffic, noise specialists and other team members have been studying the data gathered so far, including your feedback, following the March/April 2017 drop-in events, and have refined Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas project proposals. Click below to view the interactive, high resolution map, which enables you to focus in on areas of interest in detail.
For a high resolution version of the map below, please click here. You are then able to use the + and - tool (top left) to focus in or out. Clicking the double arrows will show you the legend.
To learn more about what the symbols within the map mean – click on them and an explanation will appear.
Note: During duct installation, the haul road (included within the 100m [maximum] cable route) will be primarily used for access.
For completeness, the map also shows side accesses to the cable route. These would be required during the operational phase of Norfolk Vanguard to provide access to the cable route in all field parcels, should access be required. A suitable subset of these side accesses may also be used to facilitate the cable pull and jointing phase of the works.
More information on this and all aspects of the project will be available in the PEIR and supporting documents, from 30th October, 2017.