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 (cont.)

Minimises the construction of multiple sealing end compounds 50 metres tall in countryside where such equipment is totally out of scale with a landscape in which it is impossible to hide or mitigate said equipment’s impact.

Minimises the impact of the connection project on protected lanes.

Photo shows the state of the protected lane at Twinstead Tee as at 10th June 2012 - consequent of NG’s current reconductoring project.

Maximises the benefit of the extensive and well maintained public footpaths 

which give communities, tourists and other visitors access to the cultural and environmental jewels that the landscapes in this area have to offer.