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 …

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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

PORTSMOUTH’S ENVIRONMENT UNDER RENEWED ATTACK AS AQUIND’S OLIGARCHS SEEK TO REVIVE INTERCONNECTOR SCHEME BY JUDICIAL REVIEW

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

Christmas 2021

Happy Christmas and an Aquind-Free New Year

Thank you so much for all your support over the last year! The Stop Aquind campaign has gone from strength to strength and we could not have done it without YOU. We have one more request, please sign and share our petition: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/stopaquind January sees us campaigning to make sure the Business Secretary’s decision on 21st …

Stop Aquind & Led By Donkeys (Photo by LBD)

Press Release: Stop Aquind Campaigners Pile on the Pressure with Led By Donkeys

Campaigners from the Stop Aquind community action group partnered with Led by Donkeys, an activist campaign group that specialises in large outdoor projections. On Tuesday [7.12.21] night, Led by Donkeys screened their new 3-minute film on Aquind onto the walls of Boathouse 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The location and date were kept a secret …