Photo of pylon looking across a field full of trees in the Cotswolds National Landscape
Local community invited to view final plans

After two years of stakeholder and community consultation, National Grid is nearing completion of the planning applications for its project that will transform the Cotswolds National Landscape by removing 16 pylons and around 7km of overhead line and replacing them with cables buried underground.  

Local communities in Winchcombe, Cheltenham and the surrounding villages are invited to come and find out about the latest project plans which will form the content of the planning application submission, scheduled for Spring 2024. 

Three public information drop-in events will be held in February so that visitors can meet the project team, ask questions and give feedback as the project plans are finalised.

Visitors can expect to view materials on the layout of the sealing end compounds (where the underground cables rejoin the remaining overhead line) and the proposed underground cable route which differs from the version shown in the summer after extensive survey work and feedback from local people, stakeholders and landowners. 

Information about traffic management plans and our proposals to protect the environment during construction will also be available, as well as details about National Grid’s Community Grant Programme.

Please note that for a number of reasons and to ensure that we are able to share the full content of the planning applications, these events have been rescheduled from the dates that were initially published on this website and will now be taking place at the following locations, dates and times:

Stanton Hall, Charlton Kings, GL53 8AR - Friday 23 February 2024, 3:00pm-7:30pm

Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe, GL54 5QJ - Saturday 24 February 2024, 10:00am-2:00pm

Whittington Village Hall, Whittington, GL54 4HD - Tuesday 27 February 2024, 3:00pm-7:30pm

We will also be holding an online webinar at 6.00pm on Thursday 29 February where anyone unable to attend the drop-in sessions can hear about these important updates and ask any questions.  

If you would like to attend this webinar, please sign up here: