East Anglia GREEN pylons

The landscapes of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk have survived unchanged for centuries. Even now, they are recognisable from the paintings of John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.

But this landscape is currently threatened by hundreds of new electricity pylons which are neither necessary nor economically, socially or environmentally justifiable.

To fight against these plans, I am Chair of a group of MPs' called the Offshore Electricity Grid Task Force (OffSET). There is a viable alternative: offshore undersea cables, which would run down the coats of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex and up the Thames Estuary, which we are fighting for.

I have received more correspondence on this than any other issue, and I will keep making the case for a different approach to the highest levels of the government.  To be included on my email updates on this issue, please contact me at bernard.jenkin.mp@parliament.uk and I will make sure you are kept informed of my work opposing the pylons.

You can find out more about what I've been doing on this campaign below.



Bernard's Tarchon: Response to Ofgem Consultation

I have today submitted my response to the Ofgem consultation on the Tarchon Interconnector, which is currently proposed to land in Frinton and connect to a massive new substation (EACN) at Lawford/Little Bromley.

OFFSET (pylons) update

First thing this morning, I met with OFFSET MPs to discuss our ongoing campaign against the pylons, and our offshore alternative plans.

OFFSET MPs meet with Minister Andrew Bowie MP

Today Bernard chaired a meeting of OFFSET MPs and the Minister for Nuclear & Networks Andrew Bowie MP.

The MPs pressed the minister to flesh out new plans that would replace the 110 km proposed pylons.