National Grid sacrifices Duddon Estuary to protect National Park from pylons

National Grid PLC has revealed final proposals for connecting the planned Moorside  power plant. They include taking the connection underground along the coast through the western section of the Lake District National Park from Ravenglass to Silecroft but they are still intending to site huge pylons around the Duddon Estuary.  This is a disaster for the landscape of the estuary and will affect many communities such as The Green, Broughton, Kirkby, Askam, Ireleth and Lindal.

The media may think that the pylons issue has disappeared since National Grid has bowed to pressure to bury cables in the National Park.  The announcement has been hailed as a victory in many quarters, and it is a great achievement,  but for PWP the fight to keep giant pylons out of the Duddon Estuary goes on.  And we need to step up the pressure.  We believe the setting of the National Park has to be treated equally to the National Park itself.

See our full press release here

See the new route map Map Booklet 2016

It is really important for everyone to make their feelings known about this project by by responding to the National Grid consultation between 28 October 2016 and 6 January 2017.