Electricity Network Connection Action Plan - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 3:06 pm ar 22 Tachwedd 2023.

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Photo of Lord Swire Lord Swire Ceidwadwyr 3:06, 22 Tachwedd 2023

My Lords, the noble Baroness is precisely right in her Question. While I welcome the new generation of T-pylons, of which we are less visually aware, the visual impact provision scheme has £465 million from Ofgem to bury power lines. The truth of the matter is that National Grid is very against the burial of power lines. It is possible; if it was not, we would not bury them in areas of outstanding beauty and national parks. When will the Government recognise the fact that this huge explosion of interconnectors and power lines that we are about to witness needs to be taken seriously when it comes to destroying our beautiful, unrivalled landscapes?