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Run cables below ground, urges KCC

Controversial plans for dozens of electricity pylons around Canterbury have been condemned by Kent County Council. It is now urging National Grid to review its proposed Richborough Connection and consider using underground cables. The company plans to erect more than 60 pylons up to 50 metres tall between Richborough and the Broad Oak sub-station in Canterbury but KCC leader Paul …

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Modifications urged to route for pylons

The city council is asking National Grid to modify the controversial route of its proposed new pylons around Canterbury. The company wants to connect a new electricity line between Richborough and the Broad Oak Road sub-station with more than 60 pylons, each up to 46m high. In a report due before the council’s planning committee on Tuesday night, senior planning …

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The top 7 priorities facing our next MP from 2015

THE campaigning for the General Election only started this week, but some people in Canterbury are already looking ahead. TIM BATES looks at the biggest issues that will face Canterbury and Whitstable’s new MP… 1. Housing While Canterbury’s Local Plan has been put together by the city council, rather than an MP, its unpopular plan to build thousands of new …

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Pylons ‘threat to water security and woodland’

Landowners and utility company line up to fight proposals PLANS by the National Grid to erect a line of 50m tall pylons across the east Kent countryside have attracted a chorus of protest from residents, the district’s MP and South East Water. Kirsty Morris, who bought two acres of the ancient Kemberland woods, in Broad Oak, alongside family and friends, …

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Anti-pylon claims are full of holes

Chris Lowe’s letter headed ‘Underground cables are cheaper’ is so full of misinformation that it is difficult to know where to start (Letters and Opinion, Kentish Gazette, March 19). The Western Link across the Wirral is actually part of the new 420-km high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) Scottish Power/National Grid distribution system bringing ‘green energy’ from Hunterston in Scotland to Deeside south …

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Electric link ‘should be buried’

25 March 2015 From the section Kent The route of the pylons is under public consultation “Vast” electricity pylons that will be built over 12 miles of Kent countryside should be buried underground, a campaign group has said. The National Grid will build 60 towers, running from Richborough to Canterbury, to help transport electricity to and from Europe. The Campaign …

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We strongly oppose the proposal to connect any of Canterbury’s Richborough Connection supply above ground. The costs of putting the cables underground are far less than National Grid has estimated. In at least two other European countries, and also in our own National Parks and open spaces elsewhere, the cables have been put underground. The pylons proposed will either be …

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Underground cables cheaper

The National Grid proposal (www.richboroughconnection.co.uk) for connecting the undersea cable at Richborough to the Grid at Canterbury uses new tall pylons on a new route north of Broad Oak, which would blight new areas of attractive countryside and ancient woodland. However, they appear to have ignored pleas to put the cables underground because of claimed extra costs. This is despite …

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We require power but pylons will blight lovely countryside

Brazier’s bulletin Julian Brazier, MP for Canterbury and Whitstable THE tension between climate change and our energy needs will be one of the major issues shaping the 21st century. The good news is that, owing to increased awareness and a number of efficiency drives, our energy use in Britain is decreasing. Of that share though, the demand for electricity is …

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Villagers say they are under siege from Grid

Pylon line is just too close for locals RESIDENTS in the village of Broad Oak have vowed to continue the fight against plans by the National Grid to run pylons through the east Kent countryside. Members of the Broad Oak Preservation Society say they feel “under siege” after the plans for pylons connecting electricity from Richborough, near Sandwich, to a …

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