extension of the consultation period for the Xlinks project

The project aims to bring solar and wind power to the UK from massive solar and wind installations in Morocco via submarine cable. This would land at the town of Cornborough and then transmit electricity by underground cable from Cornborough to a proposed 50-acre converter site at the town of Gammaton in the parish of Alverdiscott and Huntshaw for grid entry national at Alverdiscott substation.

The MP, who visited the site and met more than 80 residents at a public meeting at Alverdiscott Community Hall, previously discussed the plans with Mr Morrish and local community concerns over suitability of the consultation and the proposed converter station site.

The MP said: ‘I have called on the Chief Executive to extend the consultation period and review the proposed location for the construction of the 55 acre industrial site for electricity conversion and storage. I’m very happy that he agreed to do it.”

He continued: “While I understand the importance for the UK to diversify its sources of energy production in an increasingly unpredictable and hostile world, my priority is to ensure that our local rural communities do not are not ignored and their voices are heard. The CEO is committed to staying in close contact with me and to consulting thoroughly with the local community before submitting any development requests.”

“I will hold the company to these commitments, and will continue to update local residents as further details become available.”


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