Suffolk: Nearly 300 give views on new power line route

NATIONAL Grid has received nearly 300 submissions about its latest plans for a controversial new power line.

The energy giant has been seeking views from the community over changes to its Bramford to Twinstead route.

The feedback came from individuals, campaign groups, councils and organisations from across the affected area. Many have welcomed National Grid’s move to bury two 4km sections of the route but feel the entire route of cables should go underground.

A Suffolk County Council spokesman said: “Should National Grid pursue the scheme, the county council is firmly of the view that it should be entirely underground.”

A National Grid spokeswoman said the responses will now be analysed and used to help prepare a clearer picture of the exact route.

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