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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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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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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 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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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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Pylon route revealed for Europe link

National Grid has revealed the favoured route for the pylons The favoured route of a new network of pylons carrying electricity in East Kent has been revealed. National Grid said the route would allow electricity to flow between the UK and Europe, through high voltage cables under the Channel. The route runs between Canterbury and Richborough, and goes around the …

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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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Pylons will blight our homes, say villagers

Angry villagers in Broad Oak claim their views about the proposed route of new electricity pylons have been ignored by the National Grid. It follows the announcement this week that the company has chosen to run the structures along the so-called “north corridor” between Richborough to Canterbury, which will take them past Hersden, Upstreet and Sarre. The new overhead lines …

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