Stour Valley Underground’s Initial Outline Response 

to National Grid’s Undergrounding Decision 

and Connection Options Report

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Benefits of SVU’s proposals

The removal of 4 x 400kv pylons from high value landscape and the restoration of the continuity of this large County Wildlife Area designated woodland.

The removal of this pylon and also prospectively, the removal of the need for a highly environmentally damaging sealing end compound (image below) at this location in a high landscape value tributary valley.

Clearing a large number of pylons that currently dominate the views in important low relief landscape