In order to enhance visual amenity, low voltage electricity power lines can be placed underground in the Wye Valley AONB
Where can undergrounding be considered
- Throughout the AONB
- 11kV and low voltage lines and poles (wooden poles with either 3, 2 or 1 wire)
- Where undergrounding will enhance the landscape for as many people as possible e.g. from viewpoints, community facilities, Public Rights of Way, etc.
- To enhance the setting of features of the AONB
What can’t be considered for undergrounding
- BT wires and where poles are shared with BT
- Where landscape enhancement is only of benefit to private residences
- High voltage power lines
Where have powerlines been undergrounded in the AONB?
Kerne Bridge: removing 1,000m of power lines from the setting and view of Goodrich castle, Flanesford Priory and Kerne Bridge:-
Offa’s Dyke National Trail: removing 1,500m of wires along the Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail leading towards The Kymin:-
If there is anywhere within Penallt which might qualify for power line burying, please get in touch with your Penallt Community Councillor, David May, so that the case can be taken to the TUCC for onward delivery.
Working together we can conserve & enhance the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for the benefit of current & future