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The documents below supported our October 2016 consultation.
Our proposals have been reviewed and updated since this time. We submitted our application in September 2018. You can view all of the documents in our application on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.
The Navigation Document provides a description of all documents and reports contained within the application.
1.1 Project News: provides the headlines of our proposals and includes a large map.
1.2 Overview: provides an overview of the project and information on what we propose in each area. It includes pages on different sections of our proposals so you can easily identify which parts of our work are of most interest to you. It also includes visualisations to show what our proposals could look like.
1.3 Q&A: gives a list of the most frequent questions and our responses to them.
West Gwynedd Project News - October 2016
Community Update Spring 2017 - How your feedback helps us. We’ve sent our community bulletin to people who took part in last year's consultation. If you’d like a copy, please contact our community relations team on 0800 990 3567.
Updates to construction traffic routes: We’re currently assessing feedback we received to updates to construction traffic routes we plan to use while constructing the second connection. This feedback will help us finalise our construction traffic routes ahead of submitting our application to the Planning Inspectorate in the autumn.
Project News Summer 2018 - Feedback continues to shape pylon and tunnel plans
2.4.5 PEIR Photomontages
2.5 Strategic Options Report: explains the connection options looked at.
2.6 Project Need Case, 2016: explains why the North Wales Connectionproject and the work we have to carry out is needed.
2.7 Project Glossary: provides an expansion on, and explanation of, theterms used across all documents published for last year's consultation.
3.1 Works Plans: these show the proposed route for the second connection and the proposed project boundary within which we propose to build the connection.
3.2 Land Plans: show the land use within the proposed project boundary.
3.3 Land Affected Plans: show the proposed project boundary and landaffected by the proposed design for the second connection.
3.4 Crown and Special Category Land Plans: show the proposed project boundary and affected special category land such as common land, and land owned by special bodies such as the National Trust.
3.5 Access and Rights of Way Plans: show our proposed access pointsand public rights of way that may be affected by our proposals.
3.6 Sites or Features of Nature Conservation, Habitats and Water Bodies Plans: show areas of particular environmental importance including areas that are important for nature conservation or are protected habitats in the vicinity of our proposals.
3.7 Sites or Features of Historic Environment Plans: show areas of particular environmental importance including important historical areas in the vicinity of our proposals.
3.8 Other Environmental Features Plans: show other areas of particular environmental importance in the vicinity of our proposals.
3.9 Trees and Hedges Potentially Affected Plans: show the trees and hedges which may be affected by our proposals.
3.10 Design Plans: provide details of our proposed equipment
3.11 Consultation Plans: these show the most detail of our proposals. They show the proposed project boundary within which we propose to build the connection; this includes all associated permanent and temporary works, including pylon positions, conductor pulling positions and access roads.
3.12 A guide to the plans: provides a more detailed guide to what the plans show and how to read them, including a detailed explanation of the plan keys.
Stage 2 Consultation Feedback Report - This report sets out our response to feedback received in relation to our Stage 2 consultation held in 2015.
Stage 2 Consultation Feedback Report: Executive Summary
The challenge of a subsea connection film, October 2015 - explains the challenges of a subsea connection and why, after careful consideration, we're not taking this option forward
Information Booklet, January 2015 - explains how we looked at all of the options and made our route corridor decision
Agricultural and Farming Frequently Asked Questions- answers to common questions we are asked about farming, agriculture and how we work with landowners
A study into the effect of National Grid major infrastructure projects on socio-economic factors - an independent study to look at any effects our work has had on local businesses in the areas where we've built a new connection
Electric and Magnetic Fields - The Facts - provides more information about Electric and Magnetic Fields
National Grid and the electricity industry - our role in the electricity and how we operate the electricity network in Wales and England
Our approach to Options Appraisal - sets out how we compare options and assess the positive and negative impacts they may have
Our approach to the design and routeing of new electricity transmission lines - sets out how we identify the most appropriate location and technology for any new electricity transmission route
Our transmission infrastructure and its effect on local people, communities and the local economy - provdies information about how we consider local people and communities when developing new infrastructure projects
Overhead line construction/refurbishment - information on how we construct and refurbish overhead lines
The Holford Rules- guidelines we follow for the routeing of new high voltage overhead lines
The Horlock Rules - guidelines we follow for the siting of new substations
Undergrounding high voltage electricity transmission lines - the technical issues - information on the technical issues associated with underground high voltage transmission lines
National Grid’s commitments when undertaking works in the UK - Our stakeholder, community and amenity policy
Lands Rights Strategy - payments schedule for new electricity transmission assets
Guidance on Lands Rights - factsheet explaining guidance on land rights for new electricity transmission assets (England and Wales)
Terminology - factsheet
Installation of high voltage underground cables - factsheet
Environmental and engineering surveys - factsheet
Installation of gas pipelines - factsheet
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