Dozens of giant pylons are to be erected in the Lake District under plans by National Grid to save money, prompting a row with conservation groups. The electricity network owner wants to build more than 20 miles of pylons in and around the western side of the Lake District National Park to connect up a proposed new nuclear power station at Moorside, near Sellafield. National Grid has told local people that only about 1.2 miles – less than a tenth of the new high-voltage line – might be placed underground. It has asked them to suggest which area should be spared the blight of pylons up to 160ft tall. Friends of the Lake District has refused to help choose the area, saying that the whole route should be buried.
Times 18th April 2016 read more »