Prior Consultation in France

Preliminary Consultation in France

Public consultations are a key part of our commitment to engaging positively with all stakeholders throughout the development, construction and operation of the GridLink project in France.

Preliminary consultation

This preliminary consultation is an important first step in the French public consultation process and proved extremely valuable. The consultation generated input from various interested parties on the initial design and planning of the project. It also identified some key issues to be considered in the future development of the interconnector and the environmental assessment.

The preliminary consultation took place from 27 November 2017 to 12 January 2018. A report was produced by the guarantor and then approved by CNDP on 7 February 2018.   In accordance with the regulations, GridLink has developed its future public consultation programme taking into account the recommendations from the guarantor’s report on the preliminary consultation.

Next steps

GridLink is implementing a public consultation programme taking into account the outcome of the preliminary consultation.  We look forward to receiving further valuable input from stakeholders. The next stages of the public consultations are outlined here.

Please find links to the documents related to prior consultation in France below:

  1. French project brochure (FR)       
  2. French dossier de concertation (FR)
  3. French diary of public consultations (FR)
  4. French notice of prior consultations (FR)       
  5. French flyer for public consultation meetings (FR)       
  6. French newspaper notice for public consultation meetings (FR)       
  7. Minutes of Loon Plage public meeting (FR)
  8. Minutes of meeting with GPMD Development Board (FR)
  9. Minutes of meeting with environmental representatives (FR)
  10. Minutes of meeting with agricultural representatives (FR)
  11. Minutes of meeting with fishing representatives (FR)
  12. Minutes of Bourbourg public meeting (FR)
  13. Minutes of meeting with Virage Energie (FR)
  14. Contribution to the prior consultation of ADELFA (Assemblée de défense de l’environnement du littoral Flandre-Artois) (FR)       
  15. Contribution to the prior consultation of Virage Energie (FR)       
  16. Contribution to the prior consultation of Mr Nicolet (FR)       
  17. RTE answer to the prior consultation of Mr Nicolet (FR)       
  18. Statement of Guarantor for the prior consultations (FR)       
  19. Statement of lessons learned (FR)       
  20. National Commission for Public Debate decision N° 2017/36/GridLink/1, sitting of 26 July 2017 (FR)                  
  21. National Commission for Public Debate decision N° 2017/65/GridLink/2, sitting of 8 November 2017 (FR)
  22. National Commission for Public Debate decision N° 2018/13/GridLink/3, sitting of 7 February 2018 (FR)
  23. National Commission for Public Debate decision N° 2018/14/GridLink/4, sitting of 7 February 2018 (FR)
  24. Frequently asked questions (FAQ) (FR)