23 January 2024
Offshore Wind Infrastructure Update

We must not let our Net Zero ambitions tear up our Norfolk countryside.

For 6 years I have been pushing for a proper offshore ring main circuit to connect offshore wind farms — one that will allow us to expand and accelerate offshore wind energy production while significantly reducing the amount of pylons and other onshore infrastructure required.

These things move frustratingly slowly and key stakeholders, including National Grid and National Grid ESO, need to do more to listen to the concerns of local communities and MPs and take seriously the need to take as much infrastructure offshore as possible.

That’s why I met with OFFSET MPs & National Grid officials again today to push back against proposed pylons and lobby further for a proper offshore grid which protects our countryside.

Find out more about my wider OFFSET campaign here, as well as my campaign to protect our rural landscape and heritage here.