Update on project programme - December 2018

Ground investigation works on Hale Purlieu have now finished for the year.

We have updated the timeline of the project and are now looking to submit the planning application to the New Forest National Park Authority in summer 2019.  A request to Ofgem for funding is due to be submitted at the same time.

Subject to receiving planning consent, construction on the project will now commence in late 2020.  This factors in some changes to the dates allocated for circuit outage – a crucial phase in ensuring the new infrastructure is safely connected to the network – and gives us and our contractor more time to refine the proposals.

The project would still complete within 24 months of its revised start date, with works finishing in 2022.

We will be holding a series of public consultation events in 2019, where members of the local community and visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about our proposals and have their say.  Feedback received during the consultation will feed into the development of the planning application.  We will share more information about the events closer to the time.

A visual of the updated programme timetable is below: