National Grid’s decision to underground only a quarter of the pylon route from Bramford to Twinstead is extremely disappointing. Pylons were introduced in the 1960s – 60 years ago. It beggars belief that they are still taking the same approach to electricity transmission more than half a century later.
The twelve miles of new overhead lines which will be built as a result of their decision will blight both countryside and communities along its route. The story is covered in today’s East Anglian Daily Times and some route details are given on National Grid’s website. I and my Lib Dem colleagues have opposed the overground option from the start.