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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 …

Let's Stop Aquind Co-founder Viola Langley with Gerald Vernon-Jackson

Let’s Stop Aquind Demands Justice for Portsmouth at the High Court. Aquind Must be Stopped – There is Too Much at Stake

Download this press statement as a PDF On 20 January 2022, the then Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Kwasi Kwarteng, refused to grant Aquind Limited the Development Consent Order (DCO) it sought for the Aquind Interconnector – a decision that was widely celebrated in Portsmouth. The residents …

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 …


Politicians, media and activists join forces to fight Aquind’s judicial review

Let’s Stop Aquind co-founders Paula Savage and Viola Langley joined a virtual meeting with both Portsmouth MP’s, Council Leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson and the Editor of the Portsmouth News Mark Waldron yesterday. The meeting discussed the ongoing threat that the Aquind Interconnector poses to the environment, the residents of Portsmouth & the South Downs, and to …

Aquind Demonstration


Despite unanimous local opposition, Aquind Limited has revealed that it has launched a legal challenge to the decision to deny it permission to land a cross channel electrical Interconnector cable and fibre optic communications network in Portsmouth. This controversial move puts the environment of Portsmouth at risk from a 5-7 year long building project that …

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 …

Stop Aquind Days of Christmas - Day 1 Eastney

12 Days of Christmas

In the run-up to Christmas Day, we are sharing 12 ‘Days of Christmas’ on our Instagram account highlighting different locations long the planned Aquind Interconnector route and their associated issues. Visit our Instagram to follow and find out more at: @stopaquind