Ugly cables across Dartmoor to go underground

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Western Power Distribution has won consent to put four kilometres of ugly electricity cables underground. The cables stretch across Walkhampton Common, in the Dartmoor National Park, and have been an eyesore for decades.

Because the land is common land, WPD needed the consent of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to do the work. We supported the application because undergrounding the cables will restore the natural beauty of the area, and enable people to enjoy it, on foot and horseback, without this manmade intrusion.

We commend Western Power for this initiative, and look forward to seeing this breathtaking landscape free at last of ugly poles and cables.

Posts and lines to go underground.

Posts and lines to go underground.

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