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The National Park Authority is working closely with Northern Power Grid (previously known as NEDL) on undergrounding electricity lines across the National Park.

The scheme, funded by OFGEM for the undergrounding of low voltage electricity wires in designated landscapes, is currently in its third round and a total of £1.6m has been allocated for works in the National Park.

To date the scheme has funded undergrounding works in Hutton Buscel, Faceby, Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingthorpe, Ampleforth, Aislably, Kilburn and Swainby and resulted in a significant improvement to the visual appearance of the villages.

Following suggestions put forward by Parish Councils, a further eight schemes are likely to be progressed while 13 schemes are still being considered by Northern Power Grid.


Contact

Clair Shields, Planning Policy Officer

Tel: 01439 770657