Power lines moved underground to improve Peak scenery

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A £293,000 project has been completed to help restore the scenery at two gateways to the Peak District National Park to its original beauty.

Electricity North West, which manages and owns the region’s power network, has permanently removed more than 20 electricity poles and replaced 1.8 kilometres of overhead lines with underground cable at Peep ‘O’ Day and Slack Hall Farm, between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Hayfield.

The company worked alongside the Peak District National Park and Friends of the Peak District to successfully replace the powerlines with underground cable to improve views.

Ian Greenwood, programme delivery manager for Electricity North West, said: “The powerlines have been a firm fixture in Derbyshire for more than 30 years and we’re delighted to have helped restore the area to its natural beauty.

“The project required great skill to install the new cable and it will greatly improve the visual appearance of the area which is enjoyed by many walkers throughout the year.”

The work forms part of a £5.4 million, five-year project in the North West.