Annual Assembly

The next Annual Assembly will be held on Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 7pm - 7.45pm prior to the Annual Council Meeting.  The Annual Assembly is a meeting for residents and all are welcome.

The main topic for discussion is the East Anglian Green Energy Enablement; National Grid is consulting on proposals to reinforce the high-voltage electricity transmission network between Norwich, Bramford and Tilbury.  The proposed reinforcement is around 180km and would comprise mostly overhead line; pylons and conductors.

After crossing into the Braintree district, the preferred corridor continues south west parallel to the north of the A12 and railway.  Passing Witham to the south and Silver End to the north before crossing the railway again heading north and continuing west towards the Chelmsford district.  Expected reinforcement in this section to be made up of new overhead line supported by steel lattice pylons.

This proposal will have a significant visual impact on our landscape and also impact on a number of Grade 1 listed buildings in the area.  Please come along to find out more information and have your say.  Your comments will be used in the Parish Councils response to the consultation.