Modifying the existing overhead line to Weston-super-Mare

We’re working with Western Power Distribution (WPD) to make changes to their existing network and to connect the new WPD substation at Sandford.

In July 2021, we started work to build nine new lattice pylons north-west of Sandford substation, towards Puxton. This year we’re installing two short sections of underground cables to connect the new WPD lattice pylons into the substation and diverting a short section of existing overhead line, using wooden poles to the south of the substation.

During 2023, we’ll remove existing WPD lattice pylons to the north and south of the substation.