How to have your say on proposed £500m electrical power station

Have your say

RESIDENTS will get the chance to have their say on the electrical power station at a series of public consultations.

National Grid will showcase its plans for a major new energy infrastructure project, called IFA2, which will link Great Britain’s electricity network to France from Daedalus, in Lee-on-the-Solent. Morris Bray, IFA2 project director for National Grid, said: ‘We want to hear people’s thoughts on the proposals and hope to see as many people as possible at our events.’

The events will take place on:

n Tuesday, December 8 – Lockswood Community Centre, Locks Heath, 1.30pm until 5.30pm.

n Wednesday, December 9 – St Faith’s Parish Centre, Lee-on-the-Solent, 4pm until 8pm.

n Thursday, December 10 - Stubbington Baptist Church, Stubbington, 3pm until 7pm.

n Friday, December 11 - Warsash Victory Hall, Warsash, 4pm until 8pm.

n Saturday December 12 - Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington, 10am until 4pm.

The plans will be discussed at Fareham Borough Council’s executive meeting on December 7. If approved, a planning application is expected to be submitted and decided in March, meaning work could begin at the site as early as 2017. A special Community Action Team Meeting will be held at Stubbington Baptist Church, in Cuckoo Lane, on December 10 at 7pm.