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  • Visual Impact Provision: New Forest National Park

    • Located within the county of Hampshire, on the south-central coast of England, this former royal hunting ground and immediate surrounding area was given National Park status in March 2005.

      The New Forest is crossed by two of National Grid’s transmission lines. The independent landscape assessment concluded that one section of line has landscape and visual impacts of very high importance. This section starts in an area of woodland at Stricklands Plantation, at the top of the Avon Valley, and heads east into an area of open access land, rising onto higher ground and crossing an open heathland ridge at Hale Purlieu before crossing the B3080 and descending.

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      Title:  New Forest Options Study
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      A study looking at the options to mitigate the impact of National Grid's transmission overhead line.
       
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      A study looking at the options to mitigate the impact of National Grid's transmission overhead line.

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      Title:  New Forest Scoping Report
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      The New Forest Scoping report setting out the approach to the scheme - May 2016
       
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      The New Forest Scoping report setting out the approach to the scheme - May 2016

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  •  Latest Project News    

    At the Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting in September 2015, the section of line across Hale Purlieu near the village of Hale in New Forest National Park was prioritised as one of the four sections of line in England and Wales to be taken forward as a potential undergrounding project. This section of line is now subject to ongoing and detailed technical feasibility including ground engineering, environmental studies and archaeological surveys. 

    We are continuing to work closely with New Forest National Park Authority as well as the local authorities, landowners and statutory consultees to progress our plans. There will also be further significant engagement with local stakeholders and communities.

    Stakeholder engagement

    A significant amount of stakeholder work has been carried out in this area following the original landscape assessment in November 2014, including holding public drop in events in Hale village and establishing a stakeholder reference group which includes Natural England, the National Trust, the New Forest National Park Authority and the Verderers of the New Forest.  The Options Appraisal Study provides further detail on the progress that has been made on this project. This report can be downloaded above. 


    Find out more

    A dedicated website newforest.nationalgrid.co.uk has been established to support the project and the latest information on progress can be found by visiting this website.  

     

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