Plans for electricity supply point to be submitted in February

The site of a proposed new electricity supply point at the junction of Eastbourne Road with the A22 Uckfield by-pass.

A full planning application could be submitted next month for a new electricity supply point near Uckfield.

National Grid says the application will include details on how it plans to “prevent, minimise and control the environmental impacts” associated with construction, and details on how it will reduct the impact of construction traffic on the area.

The company has written to residents to say the proposed development in Little Horsted, at the junction of Eastbourne Road, and the A22, would consist of two new substations.

A blue star marks the site of the proposed electricity sub-stations at the junction of Eastbourne Road with the A22 Uckfield by-pass. The dotted line shows National Grid’s existing overhead line which will remain in place.

“The site will also have two pylons, one of which replaces an existing pylon.

“The work is essential to allow UK Power Networks to connect to our network, enabling them to upgrade the electricity supply to the surrounding area and meet increased demand.”

National Grid hosted virtual engagement sessions in September to listen to feedback on the proposals and respond to questions from the local community.

The company says it plans to hold further virtual sessions in 2021.

“Please be assured that we will do all we can to minimise any disruption from this project.

Environmental impacts

“Our planning application will include details on how we plan to prevent, minimise, and control the environmental impacts associated with construction, and details on how we will reduce the impact of our construction traffic on the area.

“Once we have submitted the full planning application it will be available to view on Wealden District Council’s website. 

“If you would like us to notify you that it has been submitted, please contact our community relations team on 0800 6525 180, or email littlehorsted@communityrelations.co.uk.

“Please also feel free to call or email us if you have any questions about the project.”

Questions from residents were answered at the virtual meetings in September. Here’s an Uckfield News report published after one of the meetings: Concern about noise from new electricity sub-stations.

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