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Have your say on power line proposals

This is an archived press release

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Longdendale pylonsMembers of the public can learn more about proposals to reduce the visual impact of power lines in the Peak District National Park at two drop-in events.

Three sections of overhead transmission lines in the national park have been shortlisted for further study by National Grid as part of a £500m project funded by Ofgem.

Two pass through the Londendale Valley and the third is close to the village of Dunford Bridge.

The first public drop-in event is Tintwistle at the Parish Room, Christ Church, Church Street, SK13 1JR, on Wednesday 29 April (2pm to 8pm) and will look at the engineering  options which could be used to reduce the impact of the power lines.

The second event is at Holmfirth at the Parish Community Centre, Sheffield Road, Victoria, Holmfirth HD9 7TP, on Thursday 30 April ( 2pm to 8pm) and will invite local people to share their feedback and local knowledge of the area.

Members of the project team will be at both events to answer questions and residents who are unable to attend the drop-in sessions can still contribute to the research and register for project updates on the National Grid website.

A final decision on which sections of line will benefit from the fund will be made in the autumn.

This is an archived press release

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