FAB Link Limited were granted planning permission on 27th October 2023 by East Devon District Council for the HVDC converter station site to the east of the Harriers Court Industrial Estate, near Exeter airport.
The FAB Project will link the national electricity grids of Britain and France with the aim of increasing energy security, equalising electricity prices between the two countries and thus cutting consumers’ bills, and enabling greater use of greener, low-carbon electricity.
The updated planning permission was based upon the amended design of the project from a capacity of 1400MW to 1250MW to reduce the overall impact of the project and to increase its cost efficiency.
James Dickson, the FAB Link Project Director, said: “We are very pleased with this important milestone for the project. This unanimous decision recognises the overwhelming public interest in the project and the longstanding engagement the project has had with stakeholders. We’re very grateful to everyone who helped us achieve this.”