Section AB - Bramford Substation/Hintlesham
In February 2013, we announced the proposed electricity connection route around Hintlesham. We selected a route which runs close to, and south of, the existing 400,000 volt line to the north of Hintlesham Hall. This should have no additional impact on the historic Hintlesham Woods, an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The route was chosen after we asked for the views of local residents and other consultees. We carefully considered their feedback alongside all the other factors we must take into account. We have tried very hard to find the right balance between all the factors we have to consider including the potential effect on the local area. Having done this we believe the best way to make this connection is to build an overhead line through the northern route. Of all the options we considered, we believe this one has the least overall effect on the landscape, local communities and properties, including the many historic buildings in the area.
When the project resumes we will continue to work with the local community and other organisations to find the best ways of reducing the visual effect of the new line.
The report giving more information about the preferred alignment in Section AB, can be found here.