SPS has written to the newly appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Rt Hon Grant Shapps – calling for greater coordination of energy projects impacting Suffolk including an offshore grid network to safeguard Suffolk’s landscapes and communities.

Suffolk is due to host a number of future nationally important energy infrastructure projects.

We recognise the importance of such projects in addressing climate change, meeting the nation’s energy requirements, and job creation during construction and operational phases.

But the cumulative impacts across Suffolk of a new nuclear power station, multiple large off-shore wind farms, interconnectors, a new transmission line known as East Anglia Green, on-shore substations and underground cabling, will be both prolonged and substantial.

Read our letter in full here.