Lionlink (formally called Eurolink) – consultation day in Walberswick on Saturday 23rd September 2023: 10AM - 4PM
Many will recall that in November/December last year there was a “non-statutory consultation” regarding the proposed Eurolink cable project, including proposed landing sites in both Walberswick and Southwold
The Eurolink Multi-Purpose Interconnector project has now been renamed Lionlink but is still the same project. We have recently become aware that following the previous consultation some changes have been made to the proposals made for both Southwold (a new cable route) and Walberswick (a new landing site). As a result of this there will be a new round of “supplementary consultation” which will start on the 8th September. This time (following strenuous complaints made by the Parish Council among many others) there will be a consultation day in Walberswick itself, which will happen on Saturday 23rd September 2023 in Walberswick Village Hall. The document outlining the above can be viewed here: Non-statutory consultation - August 2023
The LionLink project team will begin publicising the event on 25th of August by mailing a leaflet to all households and businesses in the consultation zone
This consultation gives residents a chance to share their views on both the new and original proposals. More details on these options will be made available to the public when the consultation begins on the 8th September 2023.
This supplementary consultation will follow a similar format to one in 2022 - inside the village hall will be a series of banners which have all the details on the LionLink project proposals, including more detail on the alternative landfall site and underground cable corridor. At the front door of the venue the project team will also be handing out a briefing pack and an FAQ pack with further detail on the project. During the event attendees can move around the room and read through the proposals on the boards. The project team will also be on hand in the middle of the room to answer questions.
As soon as the Parish Council have any more details we will publish them here and this will be a significant agenda item at the next Parish Council meeting on September 11th, which members of the public are welcome to attend
Please put 23rd September, 10AM - 4PM in your diary and attend if you possibly can, as this is a significant way for us to demonstrate the feelings of the village to this project
Chair, Walberswick Parish Council