The proposal is to build approximately 87miles of new 400KV overhead transmission line between the two new substations at Grimsby and Walpole as part of the infrastructure that will serve to provide London and the South with more clean green energy provided by offshore wind generators.
The facts are quite staggering, when you take into consideration all of the new energy provision projects that are outlined and proposed to be developed within the area.
find details HERE
NATIONAL GRID are hoping that we won’t argue their ‘upgrade’ scheme, but they seriously underestimate the people of Lincolnshire and our determination to protect our county
They are proposing to erect around 250 of these 50m tall pylons (that’s like a 16-storey block of flats!) they will be 330m apart and stretch for 87 miles from Grimsby to Walpole, passing Louth, Alford, Burgh le Marsh, Boston, Spalding and crossing the Norfolk border. Tearing up farmland and towering over villages.
Not just that but there are two gigantic substations and three huge ones along the route that will also be built/extended.
There are already many proposals for green energy generation hoping to join this grid and limitless more that would be able to feed in, these include wind/solar farms, carbon capture and hydrogen generators, battery farms and more, that will take away vast amounts of Lincolnshire's prime agricultural farmland. Generating more electricity than the UK would ever need.
The pylons are UNNECESSARY. An integrated offshore grid would be better, faster cheaper and more sustainable solution, you can find out more HERE
We have until March 13th to register our individual objections: HERE IS HOW:
Email “I strongly object to the proposed pylons in Lincolnshire” to email@example.com
Write (the same) to Freepost G TO W (no stamp required)
We do not have to use the feedback form on the National Grid website but you can. (and you can say much more than I object – but that is the minimum requirements for it to be logged)
Tell your neighbours, tell your friends!
We are normal everyday people. We are you.
We love where we live and we all have different questions and concerns. This is more than just complaining about a blighted view of our landscapes.
We are looking into the environmental impact on our wildlife and migrating birds. The possible health impacts, the social and economic impact. The issues faced by farmers forced to place multiple pylons in prime agricultural land, Tourism and much more.
We are working closely with Parish councils along the proposed route and our team are dedicated to fighting this proposal every step of the way.
We need your help and support, be that sharing a post on FACEBOOK , helping research and write reports.
or writing to our local MPs
We cannot do this alone.
Tabitha Siddon has set up petition and we would encourage everyone to sign and share it wherever possible as the numbers really do count. It takes less than a minute and is available HERE