On 7th October 2014 National Grid North Sea Link Limited was granted outline planning permission from Northumberland County Council for a converter station and cable landing in the East Sleekburn area.
This is an important milestone for the project, which will connect the UK’s electricity system to Norway’s and allow electricity to flow in either direction between the two countries.
Mark Pearce, Planning and Consents manager for National Grid said:
“We are delighted that outline planning permission has been granted as the East Sleekburn site is ideally suited for the development. We look forward to working with the local authority, community and interest groups as the project progresses.”