Park was designated in 1951 and is the largest National Park in Wales.
Snowdonia comprises of a varied landscape which includes mountain scenery,
glacial valleys, extensive moorlands, and two coastal estuaries.
The National Park is crossed by four of National Grid’s
overhead lines. The independent landscape assessment concluded that one section
of transmission line has landscape and visual impacts of very high importance.
This subsection runs from the west coast at the Dwyryd Estuary near Porthmadog
past Cilfor before climbing up towards the summit of Moel Tecwyn and beyond,
finishing at the western side of Ceunant Llennyrch Valley.
A study looking at the options to mitigate the impact of National Grid's transmission overhead line.
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At the Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting in September 2015,
the section of line near Portmadog in Snowdonia
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 detailed technical feasibility including
ground engineering, environmental studies and archaeological surveys.
Over the next 12 months we will be continuing to work
closely with Snowdonia National Park
Authority as well as the local authorities, landowners and statutory
consultees. There will also be further significant engagement with local
stakeholders and communities.
A significant amount of stakeholder work has been carried
out in this area following the original landscape assessment in November 2014,
including holding a public drop in event and establishing a stakeholder
reference group. The Options Appraisal
Study provides further detail on the progress that has been made on this
project. This report can be downloaded above.
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