Pylons to be replaced with underground cables in £500m project to improve scenery in New Forest, Peak District, Snowdonia and Dorset

Four protected landscapes are to be transformed by removing the electricity pylons and overhead lines that scar the view, under plans unveiled by National Grid.

Funding of £500m will go to reducing the visual impact of stretches of high-voltage transmission lines by replacing a total of 45 pylons with underground cables in three national parks – near Hale in the New Forest, near Dunford Bridge in the Peak District and near Porthmadog in Snowdonia – and the area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) near Winterbourne Abbas, Dorset.

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Source: Guardian Environment