News
Jan 4, 2017

Final call for feedback on North West Coast Connections


National Grid’s consultation on plans to connect the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside into the electricity network closes at 5pm on Friday 6 January 2017.

 

National Grid is urging people to make sure they have their say before the deadline passes.

 

Robert Powell, North West Coast Connections Project Manager said: “Time is running out for people to give us their feedback. It is important that they share their views with us as this could be the last time we consult with communities along the entire route of the connection.


“We will be reviewing all the feedback we’ve received and will be using it to help us finalise our plans. We expect to be in a position to apply to the Government this year for permission for the connection to be built.”


Information and background documents are still available on the project website and can be consulted at a number of locations across Cumbria and Lancashire.


People can still give feedback in writing and online on the project website until 5pm on Friday 6 January 2017 and register their details here for updates as the project progresses.


The project website can be found at: www.northwestcoastconnections.com

 

For further information about the project, please contact the project team direct using any of the following methods:


 Freephone: 0800 876 6990
 Email: nationalgrid@northwestcoastconnections.com
 Freepost: Freepost NG NWCC


BACKGROUND


National Grid is planning extensive measures to reduce the impact of the project on landscapes while balancing this with the need to keep customers energy bills affordable. These include:

 

- putting 23.4km (14.5 miles) of new line underground in the western section of the Lake District National Park

- placing cables in a tunnel measuring around 22km (13 miles) under Morecambe Bay

- removing many of the existing pylons owned by Electricity North West (ENW) and replacing them with fewer, taller pylons of its own operating at a greater voltage

-replacing the low voltage line in the area around the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site with underground cables

 

 

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