26 September 2023
Offshore Wind Infrastructure Campaign Update – Letter to Secretary of State

As has been widely publicised in recent years, the East is at the forefront of the offshore wind revolution that is already strengthening our UK energy resilience and driving forward the decarbonisation of our energy network. 

That’s why, having been a leading figure over several years calling for a proper offshore solution for delivering this crucial Offshore Wind Infrastructure, I was proud to co-sign an OffSET MP letter to the new Secretary of State last week – in which we reiterated the importance of proper community consultation around the question of offshore infrastructure versus onshore pylons.

The next round of consultation cannot begin until the findings of National Grid ESO’s review into offshore options are known and communities have been fully engaged.

While particularly relevant to the East Anglia Green proposals, this issue is very much connected to the wider campaign for a proper solution – one that would save the British taxpayer billions over the coming decades, minimise environmental and community disruption and in fact enable to the UK to accelerate its offshore wind production in the years to come.

We, the OffSET MP collective, have also asked for an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State too.

Rest assured, I am remain committed to speaking up for the people of Mid Norfolk on this issue – and I hope to be able to provide further updates in the not too distant future.

To learn more about my campaign work on this issue, please visit my website here.