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Power lines to go from Cumbrian landscape

Power lines set to disappear from cumbrian landscape

Over 1.6km of overhead power lines near Carlisle in Cumbria is set to be removed by engineers from Electricity North West.

The region’s power operator said that it was investing more than £200,000 to remove overhead power lines in Beaumont which had been in place for more than 50 years.

Engineers working alongside the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) had started to replace the power lines with 2km of underground cable to help improve views for local residents and visitors to the area.

“The power lines have been a permanent fixture of the skyline near Beaumont since 1964 but residents will now witness the power lines and electricity poles come down,” said Electricity North West programme delivery manager Paul McGonigle.

“We’re delighted to be able to invest in the area and give something back to the community in which we operate.”

Electricity North West said that the project would last until autumn with temporary road closures to facilitate the work.

Solway Coast AONB ranger Graeme Proud said: “We’re delighted that engineers have started to remove power lines in the area and the results will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike for many years to come.

“It’s great to see Electricity North West working in the community and we’re looking forward to continue our successful partnership in the future.”

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