Power to boost beauty spot views

A Lancashire beauty spot will be enhanced when 60-year-old overhead power lines and electricity poles are removed.

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 4:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:29 pm
Electricity North West is investing almost £300,000 in 2.6km of underground cabling between Crimpton and Ing Barn in the Forest of Bowland. Thirty five poles will be removed.

Electricity North West, the region’s power network operator, is investing almost £300,000 in 2.6km of underground cabling between Crimpton and Ing Barn in the Forest of Bowland.

The scheme is part of Electricity North West’s commitment to invest £9m in undergrounding sections of the power network in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks across the North West.

David Kenneford of Electricity North West, said: “We are committed to doing the right thing and we put the community in which we operate at the heart of everything we do.”

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Engineers have started to install the underground cables and the overhead power lines will be removed before autumn.

Elliott Lorimer, principal officer for the Forest of Bowland AONB, said: “Both the local landscape and the wider views out to the Bowland Fells and Yorkshire’s Three Peaks will be significantly enhanced by this work.”