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Progress Power Information Update Drop-in Sessions

Electrical Connection Compound Access Arrangements and Location Information Update

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Progress Power recently published an Information Update about our plan for an Electrical Connection Compound (ECC) that will connect, via underground cable, our proposed power station at Eye Airfield to the National Grid Electricity Transmission system.

Last week, members of our team hand delivered a 2-page summary of our plans to households in the vicinity of the ECC, as well as to other local interests.   In addition, the Information Update has been posted on the Progress Power website, lodged in local libraries and lodged at Mid Suffolk District Council’s main office in Needham Market.  You may have also seen advertising notices and news articles in the local media (published last week) about the ECC and the proposed access arrangements.

Since the publication of the Information Update, we have received some questions and comments (via phone and email) from people that we have either answered or registered.

Members of the Progress Power team will be available to answer questions in person on Tuesday, 25th February.  The team will be at the following locations on the 25th:

  •   Mellis Memorial Hall – 12.00noon to 2.00pm
  •   Yaxley Village Hall – 4.00pm to 6.00pm
  •   Eye Town Hall – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Please note that these sessions, agreed with Suffolk County Council and Mid Suffolk District Council, will be akin to an “MP’s Surgery” rather than the exhibitions we have previously held.   Copies of the Information Update will be available for inspection, and our team will be happy to deal with people’s questions on a one-to-one basis.  Given the various times and the three locations, we trust that anyone who wishes to meet us will be able to do so.  We are, of course, still happy to receive comments by phone, freepost or email.

We have sent details of the sessions to Parish Councils in the vicinity of the Project, district and county councillors and local MPs (as well as all those people who have registered with Progress, asking to be kept informed).   We will also post notices in the area and inform the local media.