Sydenham Road Substation Project

This new substation will ensure that the Belfast Harbour and Belfast City Centre areas will have enough electricity to meet demand in the coming years

This page shows you information on this project's activity, with more recent news first.

September 2020

The Sydenham Road Substation Project has been granted planning permission by the Belfast City Council.

This project will help strengthen and increase the capacity of the grid within the Belfast Harbour and Belfast City Centre areas. This will help facilitate continued economic growth, attract investment and enable job creation.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to get involved in the consultation and submitted feedback. This process is an important part of our approach.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to work closely with all stakeholders before formally handing the project to NIE Networks for construction.

December 2019 

SONI has submitted the planning application for Sydenham Road Substation Project to the relevant authority at Belfast City Council.

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The Sydenham Road Substation Project reference is LA04/2019/2912/F

April 2019 

SONI has now completed the consultation phase of the Sydenham Road Substation Project. We would like to thank all that attended our consultation in March.

We evaluate all the feedback we receive and try our best to develop the project around your views.

It is intended that a planning application for the project will be submitted to Belfast City Council in Q2 2019.

After submission of the application, members of the public will also have the opportunity to submit their views directly to the Council.

March 2019 

We will be holding a public consultation for the proposed Sydenham Road Substation Project on Thursday 14 March at the Titanic Hotel Belfast between 12pm and 3pm and 5pm and 8pm.

The consultation event is a ‘drop-in’ session and provides an opportunity for the public to view SONI’s plans and discuss them with members of its project team before any planning application is submitted.