248 of 249 existing pylons removed

National Grid committed to removing 67 kilometres of existing 132,000 volt lattice pylons between Bridgwater and Avonmouth as part of the Hinkley Connection Project. 

We’ve taken down 248 of 249 lattice pylons, including two lines between Nailsea and Portishead and those in Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve, and a line from across a residential area in Avonmouth

In September 2023, children and teachers at Avonmouth C of E Primary School and Daisy’s Nursery returned to a pylon-free playground after the pylon was removed during the school summer holidays. We are continuing our work at the school to upgrade forest and outdoor learning space. 

In early 2024, we’ll take down the one remaining lattice pylon near Sheepway in Portbury.