Summary of SPR and National Grid Planning Proposals for EA1N & EA2


The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) have accepted Scottish Power’s consent (DCO) applications for the offshore windfarms EA1N & EA2, and their onshore infrastructure.  Both projects move to 'Pre-examination' phase, and you have until 27th January to register as an interested party and provide "relevant representation" — an objection.  The Planning Inspectorate is the Government agency responsible for examining applications for proposed Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) within England and Wales.  DCO's are "Development Consent Orders", part of the planning process.

The bracketed area to the left (below) shows the impact of a National Grid substation, whilst that on the right represents
the projected East Anglia ONE North and EA TWO substations at Friston, with The House in the Clouds at Thorpeness illustrated at the same scale.


  EA1NEA2 v House in the Clouds


The following article appeared in the "Leiston Observer" for December 2019:  you can download a copy of it here.

  200127 how to EA1N2 PINS representation 

SASES is "Substation Action: Save East Suffolk" — you can visit them at

Further guidance can be found at