Aquind and their proposed ‘Interconnector’ cable project that would connect the UK National Grid power supply with RTE in France at Normandy has been in the background for perhaps two years now.
Image from Aquind Website http://www.aquind.co.uk
On the 14 November 2019 Aquind formally submitted the application to the Planning Inspectorate. This means that it will not be heard locally by East Hants or Winchester District Councils.
The Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to review the documents that have been submitted and confirm if the application has sufficient complete information to be considered or not. At this time the documents are not available to view but they will be if the application is registered as valid.
From briefings we understand that the final cable route that has been selected will run through Denmead, not Lovedean. The chosen location for the site is to the West of the existing substation.
HERE is a link to the Aquind application on the Planning Inspectorate website where the documents can be viewed once they are uploaded.
HERE Here is a link to the Aquind Website.
When the documents have been made publicly available there will be an update.