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AQUIND INTERCONNECTOR - SECTION 47, PLANNING ACT 2008 NOTICE PUBLICISING A STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

Notice ID: BOU1004300

Notice effective from
28th February 2019 to 30th March 2019

AQUIND INTERCONNECTOR - SECTION 47, PLANNING ACT 2008 NOTICE PUBLICISING A STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
Notice is hereby given that AQUIND Limited of OGN House, Hadrian Way, Wallsend, NE28 6HL (hereafter referred to as "AQUIND") has published a Statement of Community Consultation ("SoCC") in relation to AQUIND Interconnector in accordance with section 47 of the Planning Act 2008. Under Section 47 of the Planning Act 2008 AQUIND has a duty to consult the local community about its proposals in accordance with the SoCC.
AQUIND Interconnector is a proposed new High Voltage Direct Current ("HVDC") marine and underground electric power transmission link between the south coast of England and Normandy in France, with the capacity to transmit up to 2,000 MW of electricity between France and Great Britain. AQUIND is intending to submit an application to the Secretary of State under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 to, amongst other things, authorise those parts of AQUIND Interconnector within the UK, which include:
- works at the existing National Grid Lovedean substation near Lovedean in Hampshire where AQUIND Interconnector will connect to the existing Great Britain electricity grid;

- high voltage alternating current ("HVAC") underground cables, connecting the Lovedean substation to a new converter station;

- the construction of a converter station located to the west of Lovedean village, comprising a mix of buildings and outdoor electrical equipment;

- underground high voltage direct current ("HVDC") cables together with a fibre optic cable from the converter station near Lovedean to the proposed landfall site in Eastney (near Portsmouth), approximately 20 kilometres in length; and

- four submarine cables approximately 100 kilometres in length between England and the border of the Exclusive Economic Zone with France, which can be bundled in pairs, and small diameter fibre optic cables for data transmission.

(hereafter referred to as the "Proposed Development").
The SoCC sets out details of how AQUIND will consult on the Proposed Development with people living in the vicinity of the land where the Proposed Development is proposed to be located.
The SoCC can be inspected free of charge on the consultation website at www.aquindconsultation.co.uk or at the following locations:
Opening Times
Venue
Beddow Library. Milton Road, Milton, Portsmouth, PQ4 8PR_
Waterlooville Library. The Precinct, Waterlooville, PQ7 7DT_
Horndean Library, 12 Fiveheads Road, Horndean, Waterlooville, PQ8 9NW_
Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PQ1 2AL_
Havant Borough Council, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PQ9 2AX Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SQ23 9LJ
Hampshire County Council, The Castle, Winchester, SQ23 8UJ_
Central Library, Portsmouth City Council, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PQ1 2DX
Cosham Library. Spur Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PQ6 3EB_
Petersfield Library, 27 The Square, Petersfield, GU32 3HH
Mon, Tue & Fri: 09:30 -17:00, Wed & Thu: 09:30 -18:00, Sat: 10:00 -15:30_
Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat: 9:00 -17:00, Thu & Fri: 09:00 -19:00_
Mon&Thu: 14:00-17:00, Wed: 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00-17:00, Friday: 14:00-19:00
Mon-Fri: 09:00-16:00_
Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:00_
Mon - Thu: 08:30 -17:00, Fri: 08:30 - 16:30_
Mon-Fri: 08:30-18:00_
Mon & Fri: 09:30 -17:00, Tue, Wed & Thu: 09:30 -18:00, Sat: 10:00 -15:30_
Mon, Tue & Thu: 09:30 -18:00. Wed & Fri: 09:30 -17:00, Sat: 10:00 -15:30_
Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat: 09:00 -17:00 Wed & Fri: 09:00 -19:00
AQUIND INTERCONNECTOR - SECTION 48, PLANNING ACT 2008
REGULATION 4, THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (APPLICATIONS: PRESCRIBED FORMS AND PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 2009
NOTICE OF PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE A HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT SUBSEA AND
UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION LINK BETWEEN ENGLAND AND FRANCE
1. Notice is hereby given that AQUIND Limited of OGN House, Hadrian Way, Wallsend, NE28 6HL (hereafter referred to as "AQUIND") intends to apply to the Secretary of State under section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 (the "Act") for a Development Consent Order ("DCO") to authorise the construction and operation of a new High Voltage Direct Current ("HVDC") marine and underground electric power transmission link between the south coast of England and Normandy in France, with the capacity to transmit up to 2,000 MW of electricity between France and Great Britain ("AQUIND Interconnector").

2. AQUIND is seeking a DCO to, amongst other things, licence and authorise those elements of the AQUIND Interconnector that are located within the UK, which include: UK onshore elements:

a. works at the existing National Grid Lovedean substation near Lovedean in Hampshire where AQUIND Interconnector will connect to the existing Great Britain electricity grid;

b. high voltage alternating current ("HVAC") underground cables, connecting the Lovedean substation to a new converter station;

c. the construction of a converter station located to the west of Lovedean village, comprising a mix of buildings and outdoor electrical equipment;

d. underground high voltage direct current ("HVDC") cables together with a fibre optic cable from the converter station near Lovedean to the proposed landfall site in Eastney (near Portsmouth), approximately 20 kilometres in length; and

UK offshore elements:
e. four submarine cables approximately 100 kilometres in length between England and the border of the Exclusive Economic Zone with France, which can be bundled in pairs, and small diameter fibre optic cables for data transmission.

(hereafter referred to as the "Proposed Development").
3. The Proposed Development is not of a type that is detailed within either Schedule 1 or Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. However, due to the environmental and human sensitivities within and surrounding the Proposed Development, AQUIND has decided to voluntarily undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA").

4. A Preliminary Environmental Information Report ("PEIR") has been produced based on information compiled to date on the likely environmental impacts of the Proposed Development and is being consulted as part of the suite of consultation documents. AQUIND will submit an Environmental Statement ("ES") and a Non-Technical Summary in support of its application for a DCO to set out the findings of the EIA in due course.

5. The documents, plans and maps showing the nature and location of the Proposed Development, including the PEIR (with a non-technical summary) ("Consultation Documents") are available to view free of charge during the consultation, which will run from Wednesday 27 February 2019 until midnight on Monday 29 April 2019 at the locations and times set out below:

I Opening Times
Opening Times
Beddow Library, Milton Road, Milton, Portsmouth, PQ4 8PR_
Waterlooville Library, The Precinct, PQ7 7DT_
Horndean Library, 12 Fiveheads Road, Horndean, PQ8 9NW_
Mon, Tue & Fri: 09:30 - 17:00, Wed & Thu: 09:30 -18:00, Sat: 10:00 -15:30
Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat: 9:00 - 17:00, Thu & Fri: 09:00 - 19:00_
Mon &Thu: 14:00 -17:00,
Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Mon -Thu: 08:30 -17:00
Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 18:00
Wed: 10:00 -13:00 & 14:00 -17:00, Friday: 14:00 -19:00
Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. Portsmouth, PQ1 2BG Havant Borough Council. Public Service Plaza. Civic Centre Road. Havant. PQ9 2AX Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SQ23 9LJ
Hampshire County Council, The Castle, Winchester, SQ23 8UJ_
-16:30
Central Library, Portsmouth City Council, Guildhall Sguare, Portsmouth, PQ1 2DX
Cosham Library. Spur Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PQ6 3EB_
Petersfield Library, 27 The Sguare, Petersfield, GU32 3HH_
Mon & Fri: 09:30 -17:00, Tue, Wed & Thu: 09:30 -18:00, Sat: 10:00 -15:30 Mon, Tue &Thu: 09:30 - 18:00, Wed & Fri: 09:30 - 17:00, Sat: 10:00 - 15:30 Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat: 09:00 - 17:00, Wed & Fri: 09:00 - 19:00_
6. The Consultation Documents are also available to view at public exhibitions to be held as follows:
07/03/2019
08/03/2019 14/03/2019 16/03/2019 21/03/2019 22/03/2019 23/03/2019 30/03/2019 05/04/2019
Broad Oak Sports & Social Club, Airport Service Road, Portsmouth, P03 5PB
Eastnev Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Bransbury Road, Eastney, Portsmouth. PQ4 9SU
Jubilee Hall, Crouch Lane, Horndean, Hampshire, PQ8 9SU_
The Drayton Centre, 238 Havant Road, Drayton, Portsmouth. PQ6 1PA_
Waterlooville Community Centre. 10 Maurepas Way, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PQ7 7AY_
Acorn Community Centre. 3 The Kestrels, Wecock Farm, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PQ8 9UX
Deverall Hall, 84 London Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, PQ7 5JU_
Milton Village Community Hall, 182 Milton Road, Southsea. Hampshire, PQ4 8PR_
Denmead War Memorial Hall, Hambledon Road, Denmead PQ7 6PW _ _

Time
16:00-20:00
16:00-20:00
16:00-20:00
10:00-14:00
16:00-20:00
16:00-20:00
10:00-14:00
11:30-15:30
16:00-20:00
7. Copies of the Consultation Documents are also available to view and download on the consultation website at www.aquindconsultation.co.uk and may be requested from the e-mail or postal addresses below or by phone on 01962 893869. Where copies of the Consultation Documents are requested, they can be provided free of charge on a USB Memory Stick. Hard copies of the consultation documents can be provided on request (subject to printing and delivery costs).

8. Responses or other representations in respect of the Proposed Development should be sent in writing to AQUIND by e-mail to aquindconsultation@becg.com or via freepost to 'AQUIND CONSULTATION'.

9. All responses must (i) be received by AQUIND on no later than midnight on Monday 29 April 2019, (ii) be made in writing (e-mail or letter format), (iii) state the grounds of the response or representation, (iv) indicate who is making the response or representation, and (v) give an address to which correspondence relating to the response or representation may be sent. Postal responses will be accepted up to three working days after this deadline and responses received after this date will not be taken into consideration. Please note that responses or other representations may be made public.

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