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Our formal consultation ran from 10 February to 27 March 2015 and is now closed.

National Grid has applied for consent to build a new 400kV overhead line connection between Richborough and Canterbury. We submitted our Development Consent Order (DCO) application to The Planning Inspectorate on 14 January 2016. 

You will be able to find full details of our application, including copies of all of our studies, reports, and maps, on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.

Over the last six months, a panel of four inspectors (the Examining Authority) appointed by the Planning Inspectorate (the Government Agency responsible for nationally significant infrastructure project planning applications) has examined our application. As part of this process, a series of hearings took place, where stakeholders, landowners, tenants and members of the public provided feedback on our application. Download our latest newsletter to find out more about the examination process.

The Planning Inspectorate will now have three months to make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as to whether or not the application should be approved.  The Secretary of State will then have a further three months to make the final decision.

Further information can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s dedicated Richborough Connection project page:

You can still contact our project team with any questions using the details below:

Please note that National Grid is unable to take representations.