SU1918 : 400 KV Electricity lines across Hale Purlieu

taken 2 years ago, near to Hale, Hampshire, Great Britain

400 KV Electricity lines across Hale Purlieu
400 KV Electricity lines across Hale Purlieu
To be put undergruond.
National Grid 400 KV undergrounding at Hale Purlieu :: SU1917
Ofgem agreed a set of price controls and incentives for the period from April 2013 to March 2021. The price controls and incentives included an allowance of 500 million to mitigate the visual impact of existing electricity infrastructure in nationally protected landscapes in Great Britain.

In 2015 National Grid Plc made money available for improving the appearance of their high voltage electricity lines and pylons in area of natural beauty under a Visual Impact Provision project. They consulted on which areas should receive this provision. Hale Purlieu in the northern part of the New Forest National Park was one area mentioned, and eventually chosen to be improved.

The chosen method was to put the electricity lines underground where they crossed the open forest, and to remove the pylons there.

In 2017 National Grid appointed Mott McDonald to carry out investigation of the ground in order to plan the best route for the underground cables. Mott McDonald in turn employed Structural Soils Ltd to carry out below-ground investigations.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Lowlands  Heath, Scrub 
Primary Subject of Photo
Electricity Infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1939 1800 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.6661N 1:43.5169W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1911 1800
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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