Yorkshire GREEN Consultation Feedback Questionnaire

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Yorkshire Green Energy Enablement (GREEN) Project
October - December 2021

Consultation opens at 12am on Thursday 28 October until 23:59 on Thursday 9 December 2021

Your opportunity to influence National Grid’s proposals for Yorkshire GREEN

The Yorkshire GREEN Project (the Project or Yorkshire GREEN) will provide the infrastructure needed to improve the transfer of cleaner energy to support the Government’s commitment to quadruple the UK’s offshore wind capacity by 2030. It will provide the capability to manage significantly increased power flows in Great Britain and growing energy demand, which the Climate Change Committee predicts could more than double by 2050.

In March and April 2021, we asked for your views on our early-stage proposals during our non-statutory consultation. We are developing our proposals carefully, taking into account local feedback and results from our surveys and other work we have been conducting.

We are now seeking your views as part of our statutory consultation, where we are presenting more detailed proposals for Yorkshire GREEN. This is a statutory consultation being undertaken under the requirements of the Planning Act 2008. It is likely to be our last consultation on the Project before we submit our Development Consent Order (DCO) application to the Planning Inspectorate.

Where to find out more

We have produced a set of consultation documents that will provide you with information on the Yorkshire GREEN Project. These documents include:

  • Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet
  • our Prelininary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) and Non-Technical Summary
  • Yorkshire GREEN Consultation Leaflet
  • consultation event materials
  • videos, pictures, maps, plans and visualisations

All of our consultation documents are available on the Yorkshire GREEN consultation website (nationalgrid.com/yorkshire-green). We’ve also placed copies of our Statutory Consultation Booklet and feedback questionnaire in libraries and civic locations in the local area. Call our community relations team on 0800 029 4359 or visit our website to find your nearest location or to get copies of our community materials. A hard copies of the PEIR is also available on request, for a charge of £0.35 per page to cover all printing and postage costs.

How to provide your feedback

While completing this form, please note that to help us gather detailed feedback on our proposals, we have split the project into six sections, three of which have been identified as areas for new development. You can fill in the whole form, or you may only wish to fill in the sections that specifically relate to you. We’d like to know if there are any other issues you think are important and that we should consider and, importantly, why.

You can provide feedback using this form, through our website, or contacting us by email or freepost:

  • Access our website directly at nationalgrid.com/yorkshire-green, where an online version of this form is available
  • Email us your completed form or feedback at yorkshiregreen@communityrelations.co.uk
  • Return this feedback form, free of charge, by writing FREEPOST YORKSHIRE GREEN CONSULTATION on an envelope.
  • If you have any queries, or wish to speak with a member of the Project team, you can get in touch with us directly using our freephone number: 0800 029 4359

Please note that by completing one feedback questionnaire, this is classified as one consultation response. If you are completing this questionnaire on behalf of another person or group of people, please submit separate questionnaires to help us analyse your feedback.

If you are a landowner, have an interest in any of the land which interacts with our proposals, you can also complete this questionnaire. If you have any questions relating to land interests in the area, please contact the Yorkshire GREEN Land Team at Fisher German by calling 0845 437 7357 or by emailing ngyorkshiregreen@fishergerman.co.uk. Alternatively, you can write to YORKSHIRE GREEN,
FISHER GERMAN LLP, Unit 2 Carolina Court, Lakeside Business Park, Doncaster, DN4 5RA.

Please note that the deadline for the submission of feedback is 11.59pm on Thursday 9 December 2021. We cannot guarantee that responses received after this time will be considered.

Data privacy notice

National Grid is committed to protetcing your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use it in line with all applicable laws concerning the protetcion of personal data, incluidng the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

How will National Grid use the information we collect about you?

We will use your personal data collected via this consultation for a number of purposes, including:

  • to analyse your feedback to the consultation;
  • to produce a Consultation Report, based on our analysis of responses (individuals will not be identified in the Report);
  • to write to you with updates about the results of the consultation and other developments
  • to keep up-to-date records of our communications with individuals and organisations.

Any personal information you include in this form will be handled and used by (or made available to) the following recipients to record, analyse and report on the feedback we receive:

  • National Grid
  • the Planning Inspectorate (which will consider our application for consent to build the Yorkshire GREEN Project - any details published as part of this process will be anonymised)
  • the Secretary of State (who will take the decision on our application)
  • our legal advisers; and
  • external consultants working on the Yorkshire Green Project


What rights do I have over my personal data?

Under the terms of the UK GDPR you have certain rights over how your personal data is retained and used by National Grid. For more information, see our full data privacy statement: nationalgrid.com/privacy-policy

More about you

1. How would you describe your interest in Yorkshire GREEN?









Please name/specify:

General

2. To what extent do you agree with the identified need for the Yorkshire GREEN Project?







3. How supportive are you of National Grid developing new infrastructure in your area that will enable the country to achieve Net Zero by 2050?






4. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your response to Q2 and Q3?

If so, please insert your response here or state ‘No’.

Have your say

To help guide your feedback during this statutory consultation, we have divided the Project into six sections – three areas where we are proposing new infrastructure and three areas where existing infrastructure needs to be replaced or upgraded.

Detailed maps for each section have been labelled to help you navigate the information. These maps can be found on our website and printed copies are available to view at our consultation events and public information points.

Areas for new developmentAreas involving works to existing infrastructure
Section B – North west of York 
Section D – Tadcaster 
Section F – Monk Fryston substation 
Section A – Osbaldwick substation
Section C – Reconductoring north of Tadcaster
Section E – Reconductoring south of Tadcaster




We encourage you to provide feedback on our updated proposals in these areas and expand on your responses using the free text sections provided, making us aware of any local factors that you think we should be aware of when refining our proposals.

To inform your feedback, you can learn more about the locations and other factors considered for the Yorkshire GREEN Project in our Statutory Consultation Booklet and other consultation materials. We have also produced a series of consultation plans, which includes detailed maps of the sections outlined above. These documents can be accessed on our website: nationalgrid.com/yorkshire-green

Areas of new development


Section B - North west of York

As presented in our consultation materials, we are proposing the following works in this area as set out on pages 15-23 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet:

  • two 400kV cable sealing end compounds, each approximately 2,000m2 in size.
  • underground cables (approximately 0.25km in length) connecting the two cable sealing end compounds.
  • a new 400kV overhead line connecting the existing 400kV line to a new substation.
  • a 400/275kV substation (now called ‘Overton substation’ and previously identified as York North), covering an approximate area of 82,000m2, to enable connection into the Electricity Transmission System.
  • two 275kV overhead lines (XC route and SP route) between the proposed Overton substation and the existing 275kV XC overhead line route to Monk Fryston, and SP route to Poppleton.
  • replacement of the existing 275kV overhead line (XCP route) from Moor Monkton and extending a new section to the Overton substation.


400kV cable sealing end compounds and associated infrastructure (including underground cables)

5. Looking at the proposed locations of the two new cable sealing end compounds and associated infrastructure, as shown in Figure 3 on page 17 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet, do you support our proposals?




6. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your response to Q5?

Please elaborate on any other issues we should consider/be aware of when refining the location of the two cable sealing end compounds and associated infrastructure in this area.

400kV overhead line

7. Do you support our proposals to install a new 400kV overhead line in this area, as described on pages 15-17 in the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet?




8. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your response to Q7?

Please elaborate on any other issues we should consider/be aware of when refining the location of the new 400kV overhead line in this area

400/275kV Overton substation (previously known as York North) and associated works

9. Do you support the proposed location of the Overton substation, as shown in Figure 5 on page 21 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet?




10. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your response to Q9?

Please elaborate on any other issues we should consider/be aware of when refining the location of the 400/275kV Overton substation and associated infrastructure

275kV overhead lines

For the alignment of the new 275kV lines (described on pages 20-21 in the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet) between the proposed new Overton substation and the existing 275kV Poppleton to Monk Fryston (XC/XCP) overhead line, we now have a preferred option (which was presented as Option 1 at our non-statutory consultation).

Details on why Option 1 is preferred are set out in the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet.

11. Looking at the new 275kV overhead lines, do you support the proposed route and rationale behind the potential alignment of the overhead lines?




12. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your response to Q11?

Please elaborate on any other issues we should consider/be aware of when refining the location of the potential alignment of the proposed 275kV overhead lines.

Realignment of the XC/XCP overhead line, south-east of Moor Monkton

Between Moor Monkton in the west and Skelton in the east, we are proposing to replace the existing 275kV XC/XCP overhead line (approximately 5km in length), with some pylons being permanently removed. This line would be replaced with a new overhead line located further south-east of the village of Moor Monkton. An overview of our proposals in this area can be found on page 22 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet.

13. Looking at the new location of the overhead line to the south east of Moor Monkton, and removal of existing infrastructure, do you support our proposals in this area?




14. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your response to Q13?

Please elaborate on any other issues we should consider/be aware of when refining the location of the potential realignment of the XC/XCP overhead line, south-east of Moor Monkton.

Section D – Tadcaster area

As presented in our consultation materials, we are proposing the following works in this area (as set out on pages 25-29 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet):
  • two 275kV cable sealing end compounds, each approximately 2,000m2 in size.
  • replacement of an existing pylon with a new pylon approximately 40m to the south-east to allow a connection to the proposed sealing end compounds.
  • underground cables connecting the two cable sealing end compounds.
  • two temporary construction compounds, approximately 14,300m2 and in place for one - two years, to enable construction equipment and materials to be stored for the duration of the construction period.

15. Having viewed the location of the proposed new cable sealing end compounds, pylon, and underground cables, as shown in Figure 7 on page 27 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet, do you support our proposals?




16. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your response to Q15?

Please elaborate on any other issues we should consider/be aware of when refining the location of the proposed infrastructure in the Tadcaster area.

Section F – Monk Fryston substation

As presented in our consultation materials, we are proposing the following works in this area (as set out on pages 31-35 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet:
  • a 275/400kV substation at Monk Fryston, covering an area of approximately 80,000m2, located in close proximity to (and connecting into) the existing Monk Fryston 275kV/400kV Substation.
  • reconfiguration (including new spans of overhead line) of existing 275kV overhead lines.
  • underground cables (approximately 0.6km in length) within the new Monk Fryston Substation.
  • reconfiguration of structures within the existing Monk Fryston substation, including the existing 400kV overhead line.

17. Having viewed the location of the proposed new substation and associated infrastructure in the Monk Fryston substation area, as defined in Figure 9 on page 34 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet, do you support our proposals?




18. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your response to Q17?

Please elaborate on any other issues we should consider/be aware of when refining the location of the Monk Fryston substation and associated infrastructure.

Areas involving works to existing infrastructure

We are also inviting feedback on work we need to carry out as part of the Yorkshire GREEN Project to ensure that the network can manage the additional energy flows. This would involve ‘reconductoring’, which is the replacement of old conductors (wires), insulators, earth wires and other infrastructure on an existing overhead line.

These works are in the following areas, as described on page 37 of the Yorkshire GREEN Statutory Consultation Booklet:
  • Section A – Osbaldwick substation
  • Section C – Reconductoring north of Tadcaster
  • Section E – Reconductoring south of Tadcaster

19. Looking at the proposals for the works to the existing Osbaldwick substation (Section A), do you have any comments?

If your comments relate to a particular location or feature in this area, please list it here.

20. Looking at the proposals for reconductoring works to the north and south of Tadcaster (Section C and Section E), do you have any comments?

If your comments relate to a particular location or feature in this area, please list it here.

Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR)

We’ve also published our PEIR, along with a non-technical summary, setting out how we think our proposals would affect the local environment and communities. This includes measures to help reduce the impact of the Project. Details of how you can access these documents can be found in the Yorkshire GREEN Consultation Leaflet or at www.nationalgrid.com/yorkshire-green

21. In your opinion, which factors are important for us to consider when refining our proposals for Yorkshire GREEN (please rank these in order of importance, with 1 being the most important and 8 being the least)?

a) Agriculture

4

b) Recreation, and local amenities (such as public rights of way, bridleways, and cycle paths)

4

c) Archaeology and local heritage

4

d) Nature conservation

4

e) Landscape and visual impacts

4

f) Noise impacts during construction and operation

4

g) Tourism and the local economy

4

h) Traffic and access during construction

4

i) Other (please detail)

22. Do you have any additional comments on the Yorkshire GREEN Project or anything contained within the PEIR?

Please also provide any comments you have on any additional social, economic and environmental factors for us to consider when refining our proposals for the Project. If your comments relate to a specific location, please list it here.

Our consultation process

Please let us know your views on the quality of our (printed and online) consultation materials, our face-to-face consultation events, the accessibility of our webinars, how we have notified people about our proposals, and anything else related to this consultation.

1. Please let us know how you heard about this consultation by ticking one or more of the following boxes:












if 'other', please state:

2. Did you attend one of our face-to-face or online consultation events?





3. How informative did you find our consultation events and/or our consultation materials?





4. Please rate the information included as part of this consultation in terms of how clearly it was presented and how easy it was to understand:







5. Please rate how well this consultation was promoted and advertised to the public:







6. Do you have further comments about our consultation process or anything we can improve about our consultation?

Equality and diversity

National Grid would be grateful if you could answer the following equality and diversity questions.

We will use the information we receive to help understand whether our consultation has been useful to people of different backgrounds and requirements. Data will be held in accordance will all data protection legislation.

We may publish a summary of the results, but no information about an individual would be revealed.

The answers you provide to this question are defined as ‘special category data’. If you agree to provide Equality and Diversity information, you can withdraw your permission at any time. To withdraw your details, please contact us via email yorkshiregreen@communityrelations.co.uk or Freephone 0800 029 4359.

If you wish to receive consultation documents in hard copy, or in another format, please send us a request using the details provided above and National Grid will organise for relevant materials to be issued.

1. What is your gender?





2. Do you consider yourself a person with a disability?




3. How would you describe your ethnic background?


















If 'any other ethnic group', please state:

4. What is your age?









Contact us

yorkshiregreen@communityrelations.co.uk
0800 029 4359

nationalgrid.com/yorkshire-green

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