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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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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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Pylon plan consultation gets under way next week

Six public events to discuss the ‘Richborough Connection’ CONSULTATION on a network of pylons planned to cross the east Kent countryside will open on Tuesday. The so-called Richborough Connection, being developed by National Grid to connect the UK’s power network to Europe, would involve cables under the sea between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Richborough near Sandwich. The Richborough Connection is …

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Pylons plan details revealed

Comments (0) National Grid has launched the latest consultation on its Richborough Connection proposals today, revealing detailed plans which include having network lines further away from Monkton and Minster than the current ones The consultation will run from now until March 27 and is likely to be the last chance people will have to give their view on plans to join …

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Underground cables ruled out by National Grid

The National Grid has ruled out burying electricity cables underground as it pushes forward with plans to erect a forest of 50-metre high pylons around Canterbury. The company has already announced its preferred draft route for the overhead cables, called the Richborough Connection, which will link a substation at Sandwich with one at Broad Oak. And as it prepares to …

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