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

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 …

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 …

Stop Aquind at the Stop The Bill Demonstration

Press Release: Response to Pandora Papers

The leaks emerging from the Pandora papers confirm some of the concerns that we’ve had about the AQUIND interconnector all along. Our campaign to stop Aquind was founded on the back of their poor community consultation and an unfeasible route that would risk environmental damage and cause disruption to our city, wildlife and businesses. On …

Refuse Aquind

Press Release: Campaigners Push Government to Stop Aquind Once and For All

Today’s decision by Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to delay a final answer on Aquind until 2022 is disappointing to say the least. We have always welcomed further scrutiny of this project but time is up. He must stop kicking this down the road and …

Stop Aquind - Walk The Route Event

Press Release: Our response to Aquind Ltd’s Public Statements

The leaks emerging from the Pandora Papers confirm some of the concerns that we’ve had about the AQUIND interconnector all along. Our campaign to stop Aquind was founded on the back of their poor community consultation and an unfeasible route that would risk environmental damage and cause disruption to our city, wildlife and businesses. On …

Stop Aquind - Walk The Route Event

Let’s Stop Aquind Calls For An Immediate Halt To The DCO Application And An Enquiry Into The Applicant’s Relationship With The Conservative Party

Let’s Stop Aquind, the grassroots community pressure group formed to stop the Aquind Interconnector, calls for an immediate halt to the project’s Development Consent Order application process and a thorough and transparent enquiry into the relationship between the Conservative Party and Aquind Limited. The last three months have seen one revelation after another as the …