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  • Visual Impact Provision: Tamar Valley AONB

    • Straddling the border between the counties of Devon and Cornwall, the Tamar Valley AONB landscape, which was designated in 1995, is defined and shaped by the rivers Tamar, Tavy and Lynher.

      One of National Grid’s transmission lines runs through the area, crossing the Tamar and Tavy rivers. The independent landscape assessment concluded that one section of the line has landscape and visual impacts of very high importance. This section enters the AONB east of Ellbridge and carries on across the River Tamar on a pair of very tall pylons to Weir Quay, where it turns southwards along the Bere Peninsula.

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      Title:  Tamar Valley 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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    At the Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting in September 2015, the section of line crossing the River Tamar in the Tamar Valley AONB was not prioritised as one of the four sections of line in England and Wales to be taken forward as a potential undergrounding project.  

    Although four sections have been prioritised and are now subject to detailed technical feasibility, it is possible that they could still fall away for a number of reasons.  Should a project fall away then the Stakeholder Advisory Group will select another project from the shortlist of 12 to take its place.

    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 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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      Title:  Share your Tamar Valley knowledge
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