Electricity is going underground in Peak

ELECTRICITY poles have been felled in the Tunstead area of the Peak District National Park, as part of a £90,000 investment to move electricity cables underground and improve views from the Pennine Bridleway national trail.

Electricity North West has taken down the 20 wooden electricity poles that carried 1.2km of overhead lines between Tunstead and Wormhill.

Funding for the project came from Electricity North West after requests from the Friends of the Peak District and the Peak District National Park Authority.

The overhead equipment has been replaced by underground cable to connect residents to the electricity network.

The Tunstead work is part of a five-year, £5.4m project to move the most visually intrusive electricity lines underground within the National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North West.