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Start by checking the National grid interactive map HERE to see the proposed route the pylons will take, however lets face it THIS effects us all wherever we live.
If the proposed Pylon scheme goes ahead there will be 5 huge substations along the route and a huge raft of green energy developments in the proposal/planning stages waiting to link in. Once the Pylons corridor is constructed National Grid have confirmed that they obliged to allow connectivity to it from any company setting up a green energy platform. Current plans and proposals are available for solar/wind farms, carbon capture and much more including a hydrogen fueled power station.
The UK needs to upgrade the energy infrastructure, but pylons are not the answer. They are old and outdated technology. The UK is the only country in the world considering increasing their capacity to accept offshore wind turbine energy with pylons on the land.
In Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands they are already building offshore islands and a sub-sea grid. This method reduces overall infrastructure by 50%!
An integrated offshore grid would be Better, Faster and Cheaper. More HERE from our neighbouring friendly anti-pylons campaign in East Anglia, which is also relevant to Lincolnshire. We are working on having a dedicated offshore grid page and will link when it is complete
But didn’t National Grid say offshore was more expensive? They did, however back in 2020 they also said that the development of an off shore integrated grid was the way forward.
the initial construction cost, maybe but on the whole:
No. National Grid’s costings are highly misleading. The published figures on the comparative costs of the options only include the cash cost of the infrastructure build. But by law (the Treasury Green Book) the National Grid will have to take into account other factors, including social and environmental impacts. National Grid has only taken into account the simple cash cost of building the pylons.
An integrated offshore grid would be better, faster and cheaper. More HERE
National Grid’s consultation is a sham and does not effectively meet the legal requirement (called ‘Gunning Principles’) of a proposal being in the formative stage. Decisions are not supposed to be already made when a proposal goes to public consultation, but National Grid have clearly made their choices already. This is illegal and we won’t stand for it.
Yes! (You would not be reading this if you didn't already know that)
Campaigns Do Work. National Grid has been stopped elsewhere from putting in pylons where people have campaigned against it and are being fought in other places too.
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