Pylons – CPRE Norfolk Position Statement

The rapid increase of wind farms, particularly offshore, requires the transfer of energy into the National Grid (NG).

This is achieved through the use of pylons and the development of sub-stations. In many cases these can be linked into the existing grid at the nearest convenient point, but, because of the surge of power, many of the existing pylons will have to be updated, or even replaced by much larger structures.

NG have found considerable opposition from the public to new lines of pylons, especially where they would cross National Parks or AONBs; and strong local demands to put power lines underground. However, undergrounding currently brings with it separate landscape conservation issues.

Read CPRE Norfolk’s position statement on pylons.

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