North West Coast Connections Project

From the National Grid:

National Grid is developing the North West Coast Connections Project (NWCC) to connect and export the electricity that will be generated by Moorside, the proposed new nuclear power station that will be built near Sellafield in West Cumbria.


We are formally consulting on these proposals for ten weeks, from 28 October 2016 to 6 January 2017 and are holding 30 consultation events up and down our route.  This consultation will provide members of the public with the opportunity to provide their views and comments on our proposed connection.  Information about the project and what we’re consulting on is also available our website


We want to make as many people as possible aware of our consultation and encourage them to take part and provide us with their views. We have therefore been working with representatives from local authorities across Cumbria and Lancashire to identify groups and organisations with whom we would like to engage directly to ensure as wide an audience as possible is aware of the consultation.


I am therefore writing to you to provide you with a copy of our project newsletter. This provides an overview of the project, details of the proposed connection and information about the events we’re holding. It also provides details on how people can take part in and respond to the consultation.


Recognising that this is a complex project, with a lot of technical information, in addition to this newsletter we have produced a suite of consultation materials to help explain the potential effects of the project and how to provide feedback.  These will be available online from 28 October, however if you would like any hard copies of our Project Information Booklet, Map Booklet or Feedback Form for display or distribution, including large text or alternative versions, please contact us via the details below.


In the meantime I would be grateful if you might support us in encouraging people within your network to register their details with us on the NWCC website This will enable us to provide them with updates and news about the project. It will also provide them with the opportunity to respond to the consultation online if they wish.


If you would like to discuss any of the information above, please contact the Project team by:


Yours sincerely,


Robert Powell 

National Grid

Project Manager – North West Coast Connections 



Map of proposal



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