In the coming days we will launch a further consultation on a 3km (approx.) stretch of alternative electricity cable route in the South Downs National Park. This page will be updated on 24th February.
Consultation feedback has helped shape the cable route which would bring power from the ‘landfall’ – where the cables come ashore at Climping – to the national electricity network at Bolney substation. Key decisions about the proposed cable route have now been made and landowners in those areas will be contacted to discuss the updated proposals over the coming weeks, before final decisions are confirmed to local communities and Parish Councils.
On one remaining short section of the route, consultation feedback helped identify a further alternative to take the cable route around 3km from Myrtle Grove to Sullington Hill, north of Patching in the South Downs. The Rampion 2 team is shortly undertaking a targeted consultation with relevant landowners, local residents and key public bodies, including the parishes of Patching, Storrington & Sullington and Clapham in Horsham District and West Sussex, to arrive at a final decision.
Maps and details will be available on this webpage shortly.