National Grid, following approval from the Stakeholder
Advisory Group, has developed an initiative which will use part of the £500
million allocation for smaller localised visual improvement projects which can
be accessed by all AONBs and National Parks with existing National Grid
The scheme was launched in May 2016, this landscape
enhancement initiative has an ambition to provide up to £24 million over six
years (May 2016 to March 2021). The aim of the initiative will be to reduce the
visual impact of National Grid’s existing infrastructure and improve the
related visual quality of the landscape.
While in some cases, views of the line may be screened or
softened, in many cases where it may not be possible to address the impacts of
the electricity line directly, it may be possible to ‘shift the balance’ of the
impacts by enhancing the local environment in other ways.
This is in addition to the major capital schemes which will
come forward for funding from the VIP project itself.
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