National Grid reveals dates for nuclear power station power lines meetings
Published at 09:15, Thursday, 07 August 2014
Thirty-three consultation sessions will be held this autumn on the route of high-voltage power lines to carry electricity from a new nuclear power station near Sellafield.
The first will take place on September 18, in Dalton-in-Furness and the last in Victory Hall, Dalston, on November 8.
The consultation on the scheme will close on November 28.
National Grid project manager Robert Powell said they were at the the most important part of the project so far.
"It is really important to National Grid that as many people as possible take part in the consultation process.
"We want to understand people’s views so we can learn from what they’re telling us to help us refine our proposals further and choose which routes to take forward to the more detailed design phase,” he added.
National Grid has been in talks with local authorities and other bodies for five years over route options and has now come up with two firm proposals.
One set of lines would run north, following existing power lines, to Harker near Carlisle. The wires would be supported by pylons up to 152ft high, spaced 400 yards apart.
A second set would run south down the Cumbrian coast to the Furness Peninsula then through a tunnel under Morecambe Bay to connect to the National Grid at Heysham in Lancashire.
Where the routes follow existing Electricity North West power lines, there might be scope to remove some pylons.
The links would also carry electricity generated by offshore wind farms.
A newsletter with information about the consultation and details of the proposed routes will be mailed to homes and businesses within one kilometre of the routes. Copies will also be put into libraries.
People can register to receive the newsletter, get more information and take part in the consultation at www.northwestcoastconnections.com
Anyone with queries about the scheme can contact the project team via freephone: 0800 876 6990, email: email@example.com or Freepost NG NWCC
The consultation meetings will be held at:
Thursday 18 September – 1pm-8pm – Drill Hall, Dalton-in-Furness
Friday 19 September – 1pm-8pm – Rampside Hall, Barrow
Saturday 20 September – 10am-3.30pm – Cartmel Village Hall
Wednesday 24 September – 2:30pm-8pm – Buccleuch Hall, Lindal-in-Furness
Thursday 25 September – 1.30pm-8pm – Seascale Methodist Church Hall, Seascale
Friday 26 September – 1pm-8pm – Beckermet Reading Room, Beckermet
Saturday 27 September – 10am-3.30pm – Bridge Street Church, Central Square, Workington
Tuesday 30 September – 1pm-8pm – Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal
Wednesday 1 October – 1pm-8pm – Allhallows Community Centre, Fletchertown
Thursday 2 October – 1pm-8pm – Market Hall, Egremont
Friday 3 October – 1pm-8pm – The Wave Centre, Irish Street, Maryport
Saturday 4 October – 10am-3:30pm – St James' Community Centre, High Street, Whitehaven
Wednesday 8 October – 1pm-8pm – Rockcliffe Community Centre, Rockcliffe
Thursday 9 October – 1pm-8pm – Muncaster Parish Hall, Main Street, Ravenglass
Friday 10 October – 1pm-8pm – The Platform, Station Buildings, Marine Road West, Morecambe
Saturday 11 October – 10am-3:30pm – Millom Network Centre, Salthouse Road, Millom
Wednesday 15 October – 1pm-8pm – The Community Hall, Grizebeck
Thursday 16 October – 1pm-8pm – Village Hall, Main Street, Gleaston
Friday 17 October – 1pm-8pm – The Forum, Duke Street, Barrow
Saturday 18 October – 10am-3:30pm – Roose Community School, North Row, Barrow
Wednesday 22 October – 1pm-8pm – Civic Hall, Cleator Moor
Thursday 23 October – 1pm-8pm – Morton Community Centre, Wigton Road, Carlisle
Friday 24 October – 1pm-8pm – Community Centre, Distington
Saturday 25 October – 10am-3.30pm – Town Hall, Cockermouth
Tuesday 28 October – 1pm-8pm – Ulverston Victoria High School, Ulverston
Wednesday 29 October – 1.30pm-8pm – Market Hall, Wigton
Thursday 30 October – 1pm-8pm – Aspatria Rugby Club, Bower Park, Station Road, Aspatria
Friday 31 October – 1pm-8pm – Heysham & Mossgate Community Centre, Townson Way, Heysham
Saturday 1 November – 10am-3.30pm – Community Centre, Askam-in-Furness
Wednesday 5 November – 1.30pm-8pm – Drigg Carleton Parish Hall, Drigg
Thursday 6 November – 1pm-8pm – Bootle Village Hall, Bootle Station
Friday 7 November – 1pm-8pm – Broughton Victory Hall, Station Road, Broughton-in-Furness
Saturday 8 November – 10am-3.30pm – Victory Hall, Dalston
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