Current status - last updated 11/01/2021 :Exhibition


The North West Transmission Upgrades Project proposes the development and use of a 220kV overhead electricity transmission line, transmission towers, and ancillary facilities, from Palmerstone to Sheffield, Sheffield to Burnie via a spur line to Heybridge, Burnie to East Cam, East Cam to Hampshire, and Hampshire to Staverton. It includes substations at East Cam, Heybridge, Hampshire and Staverton, along with construction facilities, such as, concrete batching plants, site offices and storage yards at Hampshire, Nietta and South Nietta.



Commission receives notice from the Minister for Planning under section 7(7)

The Minister for Planning provided notice to the Commission of the Major Infrastructure Development Approvals (North West Transmission Upgrades Project) Order 2020 (the order) taking effect under section 7(7) of the MIDA Act. The Order sets out that the planning approval process for the major infrastructure project is to be administered by the Commission.

Minister for Planning notice of taking effect of order, 28 September 2020 PDF, 395.7 KB


The Commission exhibits the draft planning criteria for assessment of the North West Transmission Upgrades Project under section 12(3) of the MIDA Act.

05/12/2020 - 04/01/2021

Exhibition of draft planning criteria

The Commission exhibits the draft planning criteria during this period. All exhibition documents are available below

Public notice for publication on Saturday 5 December 2020 PDF, 67.4 KB

The number of representations received during this exhibition: 12


There are no decisions recorded against this assessment at this stage.

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