About our latest event

Events held in Martinstown and Winterbourne Abbas give local people the chance to have their say on proposals to remove a section of overhead line.

Almost 100 members of the local community attended two events in July 2017 where they had the opportunity to view National Grid’s proposals to remove around 8km of existing overhead electricity transmission line from the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and replace it with cables buried underground. Attendees included local councillors from West Dorset District Council and Dorset County Council, as well as local parish councillors.

The events, which were held in Martinstown and Winterbourne Abbas, gave local people the chance to have their say on the proposals. Information was available on the proposed timings and phases of the project, and the measures that will be put in place to minimise any potential disruption for the local community during construction.

Members of the public attending the events were also given the opportunity to see updated plans, including images of what the landscape will look like when the overhead line is removed and the land is restored back to working farmland. National Grid’s project team was on hand at both events to answer questions and discuss the plans in more detail.

If you were unable to attend the events, you can view the proposals here:

Feedback from members of the local community and key stakeholders will be used to guide the development of our detailed planning application, which we hope to submit to West Dorset District Council before the end of the year. If you would like to leave your comments, please click on the link below to download our feedback form:

For additional information on our proposals or if you have any questions about the events that took place, please email visualimpact@nationalgrid.com or call FREEPHONE 0300 134 0051.