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Interconnector Portsmouth | 24 January 2023

24 January 2023

The High Court has upheld the Judicial Review of the decision of the former Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy against the refusal of the development consent for the AQUIND Interconnector. The Secretary of State will now have to reconsider the matter and reach a new decision.

Portsmouth City Council strongly opposed the AQUIND Interconnector project and the proposal to lay cables through areas in the east of the city. A judicial review by AQUIND Limited was held in the High Court on 22/23 November 2022. Portsmouth City Council was conjoined as an interest party to the judicial review and was successful in supporting the Secretary of State in respect of 3 of the 7 grounds of challenge. AQUIND Limited were successful on 4 grounds.

For more information – https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/south-east/aquind-interconnector/

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