National Grid T-pylons work starts – Public Information Events
From May 2020, we are starting work to build the world’s first T-pylons from Bridgwater to Loxton, where they will connect with the
underground cables we are installing across the Mendip Hills. Our first activity will be to build temporary road accesses and a temporary haul road along the route of the new overhead line. This will
help us to keep construction traffic away from local roads.
Construction activity in your area will include:
- temporary entrance and access roads
- temporary haul road
- pylon foundations and structures
Over the coming weeks you may see us carrying out surveys and vegetation clearance. Before we start work in May, we will write to
properties close to the route and meet with the parish councils to keep them updated.
We are also holding public information events where you can come along to meet our project team and find out more.
Woolavington Village Hall
Tuesday 21 April 2020
4.00pm – 6.30 pm
Mark Church Hall, Vicarage Lane
Tuesday 5 May 2020
3.30pm – 6.30pm
The Hinkley Connection Project is a new high-voltage electricity connection between Bridgwater and Seabank near Avonmouth. It will
connect low-carbon energy sources, including EDF Energy’s new Hinkley Point C, to UK homes and businesses. The new connection will be 57 km long: 48.5 km of overhead line and
8.5 km of underground cable through the Mendip Hills.
To minimise the impact on the local landscape and make way for the new connection, we’re removing over 67 km of existing overhead lines
We recognise our work will cause disruption and we are sorry for any inconvenience. We’re working with our contractors, Balfour Beatty,
to minimise disruption as best we can.
If you would like more information on our project, please see our project website www.hinkleyconnection.co.uk or call our community
team on 0800 377 7347.