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We submitted our Development Consent Order (DCO) application to build the proposed electricity connection to the Planning Inspectorate on 28 May 2014. The application was subsequently accepted for examination on 19 June 2014.

Any members of the public who wanted to be involved in the examination process were able to register their interest with the Planning Inspectorate.  Everyone who registered and made a relevant representation were invited by the Planning Inspectorate to attend a preliminary meeting on 19 January 2015.  Full details of the meeting, which set the timetable for the six month examination period, can be found on the Planning Inspectorate website.  More details of the examination process and what it involves can also be found on the Planning Inspectorate website.

The plans and supporting documents for the DCO application are available on the Planning Inspectorate website. On 9 October, we submitted errata and supplementary information in response to advice received from the Planning Inspectorate. We also submitted information relating to our revised construction programme which is available for comment until 20 March 2015. A copy of the published newspaper notice can be found here.

National Grid requests that comments relate to the additional information, indicate who is making the comments, and include an address to which any correspondence relating to the comments may be sent. To comment you can write to Freepost H POINT CONNECTION, email or call freephone 0800 377 7347. 

To view hard copies of all documents submitted, you can visit the following locations:

  • North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1UJ Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 8pm, Saturday: 8:30am to 7pm and Sunday: 10am to 7pm [Please note staff are only available Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm]
  • Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater TA6 3AR Monday to Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
  • West Somerset Council, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, Taunton, TA4 4QA Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 5pm and Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

All correspondence relating to this project must now be sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate who can be contacted by email at or by phone on 0303 444 5000. Any correspondence should quote the application reference number EN020001.