Support for plans to build energy centre in Fareham

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FAREHAM’S Labour Party has shown its support for plans to build a £500m energy interconnector at Daedalus.

It comes on the back of National Grid submitting an application to Fareham Borough Council for permission to conduct environmental assessments on the site of the proposed centre, in the north east of the Daedulas airfield.

If approved, the centre would convert energy brought in from France via more than 100 miles of sub-sea cables, bringing stability to the UK’s energy market and potentially lowering costs to consumers.

The Fareham centre would also be connected via sub sea cables, and a short distance underground, to the existing network at Chilling, Warsash.

Andrew Ovenden, from Fareham’s Labour Party, said: ‘Fareham Labour are, in principle, supportive of the proposals.

‘It is clear from the National Grid’s statement that there is a need for this electricity interconnector and placing this on the brownfield Daedalus site is far more preferable to the Chilling site in Warsash.

‘Furthermore, this development will bring jobs to the area and boost the local economy, as well as, hopefully, reducing costs for the end consumer.’

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