The Examination into the proposed new pylon line between Bramford and Twinstead in Essex has begun. SPS has submitted written representations to the Planning Inspectorate.

These raise our serious concern that the proposals do not go far enough to mitigate the impact of the proposals on grade I listed Hintlesham Hall and its grade II* listed ancillary buildings.

More could be done to mitigate the visual impact of the proposed new pylon line through enhanced planting. Current proposals which, at most, aim to filter views through limited hedgerow planting are inadequate and we think that larger scale planting should be delivered.

Read our full response here.