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Meetings being held in Market Hall, Saxmundham to discuss Sea Link





A series of meetings are taking place this week about an energy project that will link Suffolk and Kent.

Plans for Sea Link would see the construction of an offshore two-gigawatt subsea high voltage electricity connection between the two counties.

However, the project from National Grid would also require an onshore connection at a proposed substation in Friston, which is proving divisive.

An aerial view of RSPB North Warren, near Aldeburgh, which conservationist are worried could be under threat from SeaLink. Picture: RSPB
An aerial view of RSPB North Warren, near Aldeburgh, which conservationist are worried could be under threat from SeaLink. Picture: RSPB

Suffolk County Council had previously encouraged members of the public to get involved in the consultation when it opened.

This Friday and Saturday (November 24 and 25), National Grid is hosting public information exhibitions at Market Hall, in High Street, Saxmundham, where information about the proposals will be on display as well as copies of maps and technical documents.

The project would have a proposed landfall site at Aldeburgh and then make its way inland to the proposed substation, but conservationists have expressed worries about the effect this will have on a nature reserve.

An aerial view of RSPB North Warren, near Aldeburgh, which conservationist are worried could be under threat from Sea Link. Picture: RSPB
An aerial view of RSPB North Warren, near Aldeburgh, which conservationist are worried could be under threat from Sea Link. Picture: RSPB

Project team members will also attend to discuss Sea Link with residents.

The Friday session will run from 1pm to 6pm, whilst the Saturday exhibition will open at 11am and finish at 4pm.

An ‘ask the experts’ session will also take place at Friston Village Hall tomorrow (November 23) between 3pm and 7.30pm, and appointments can be booked here.