Stop Aquind & Led By Donkeys (Photo by LBD)

Press Release: Let’s Stop Aquind Releases Open Letter to Rishi Sunak, Jeremy Hunt and Grant Shapps: “IT’S TIME TO STOP AQUIND”

Portsmouth, Hampshire – Wednesday 1 March 2023 Community pressure group Let’s Stop Aquind has revitalised its long-running campaign against the Aquind Interconnector in response to the recent high court judgement in favour of Aquind Limited, which quashed the government’s original decision not to allow the project. As all parties wait for Secretary of State for …

Stop Aquind at The Royal Court of Justice in London

Press Release: Let’s Stop Aquind Responds To The Judicial Review Judgement Announcement – This Project Must Be Stopped Once And For All

Portsmouth, Hampshire – 25th January 2023 While we are bitterly disappointed that the judgement has been made in favour of Aquind Limited, we will be redoubling our opposition to this project, which now enters a new phase. As a grassroots community group, Let’s Stop Aquind remains committed to campaigning to protect the environment of Portsmouth, …

Outside The Court

Aquind Ltd v Secretary of State for BEIS; reflections from campaigners who were at the High Court hearing 22-23 November 2022

Stop Aquind campaigners were ecstatic in January when the then Secretary of State turned down Aquind Limited’s application for a Development Consent Order. The project they proposed would have been hugely damaging to our city and beyond, so we were full of trepidation when Aquind launched a judicial review to overturn that decision. Now we …

Newspaper article about Aquind

Stop Aquind and the Aquind Interconnector in the News

With all the attention around the courts at the moment, Aquind has been in the news and so has Stop Aquind. Have a read of the latest articles linked below: Aquind hearing: a five-year fight sees latest battle in the Royal Courts of JusticeFacing hundreds of pages of documentation on Aquind’s five-year fight to dig …

Aquind Demonstration by Drone by Joe Watson

Aquind Limited Given Permission to Bring Judicial Review of Secretary of State for Business and Energy’s Decision

We have heard that Aquind Limited has been given permission to bring a Judicial Review of the Secretary of State for Business and Energy’s decision not to allow Aquind’s proposed Interconnector, consisting of high voltage electrical cables and a communications network between Northern France and the South Downs. Let’s Stop Aquind is disappointed that Aquind …

Stop Aquind - Walk The Route Event

Renewable Energy at Any Cost? We Don’t Think So

It was unexpected, a day early and against the odds. Our phones started ringing, apps pinging. We had to pinch ourselves. Are you sure? Yes, the Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng has refused Aquind planning permission for their interconnector. A week of celebration followed. We made the most of it – it’s rare for a community …

Stop Aquind - Walk The Route Event

Press Release: Campaigners Thank City Residents for Fighting Back and Securing an Amazing VICTORY

20th January 2022: Last night’s decision by the Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng to refuse to grant Aquind the Development Consent Order (DCO) is the one that we have campaigned so hard for.  Campaign co-leads, Viola Langley and Paula Savage said:  “We are all delighted at this decision and so are communities along the route. We …

Stop Aquind & Led By Donkeys

Press Release: Open Letter to Aquind Ltd, Withdraw the Development Consent Order Application NOW

Today Let’s Stop Aquind publishes an open letter to Aquind Limited (READ HERE) with a simple message – withdraw your application for the Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Aquind Interconnector. This project would destroy our environment, choke the citizens of Portsmouth, gridlock the city, threaten national security and damage trust in our democracy. Secretary of State …

Refuse Aquind

Still Time to Sign Our Petition

We are demanding the Business Secretary stops the Aquind interconnector and data cable once and for all by refusing to grant Aquind development consent on 21 January 2022, the deadline for his decision. We also want the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to scrutinise the structure and the sources of Aquind’s funds …