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Five kilometres of ugly poles and power-lines on Walkhampton Common, south-west Dartmoor, have been removed.
Because the land is common, Western Power Distribution obtained consent last year under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 for the works. We supported the application.
The beautiful open landscape of Walkhampton Common in the Dartmoor National Park has been blighted for decades by the overhead lines which run from Devil’s Elbow to Peek Hill.
We have campaigned with the Dartmoor Preservation Association and others for their removal. The Dartmoor National Park Authority identified this line in the 1980s as a priority.
We are delighted that the landscape has at least been freed from this eyesore and we can once again enjoy the open, natural beauty of Walkhampton Common.