National Grid PLC consultation announcement

National Grid PLC has announced that its final public consultation for the NWCC project will start on Friday 28th October. The consultation will run for 10 weeks, closing on 6 January 2017.
They are consulting on the detailed proposals to connect the proposed new nuclear power station at Moorside in Cumbria into the electricity network. 30 public information events will be held.
Full details of these proposals are likely to become available on 24th October.

People can register online now for project updates and further information on how to participate in the consultation is available on the website and will be sent to homes and businesses along the route. The project website can be found at: www.northwestcoastconnections.com

National Grid PLC press release: http://www.northwestcoastconnections.com/bgo/news.asp

This project is likely to include the construction of giant 50m pylons, the largest type of pylon used in this country, within the Lake District National Park or its setting, which includes the Duddon Estuary.

This will be your last chance to make your feelings known about this project and the appalling effect it will have on the Cumbrian landscape.

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400kV pylon near Heysham. Note the immense size of the pylon compared to the big lorry near the base.

Line of 400kV pylons

Line of 400kV pylons

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