New 132kV line for Shropshire

Published On: July 25th, 2016Categories: News



The current local electricity distribution network has been supplying North Shropshire with electricity reliably for many years. But with future growth plans in the region planned up to 2026 and beyond, Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) need to reinforce the network and provide additional capacity.

SPEN are currently consulting on a new 132kV overhead line between substations at Oswestry and Wem.  The consultation runs to 9th September and anyone wishing to make representations can do so here.

Whilst the current proposals are for a single circuit 132kV line mounted largely on 12m high trident wood poles, the project still falls under the Planning Act 2008 as ‘Major Infrastructure’.  As such a specific consenting process needs to be followed that will also grant SPEN powers to acquire the rights they need to construct and operate the project.   Updates will be posted to the PINS website.

If you are an affected landowner you should have already been contacted as part of the land referencing process.  Should you need support or advice about any of the next steps or the duty of SPEN to compensate please get in touch.

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