The project has been undertaken solely to restore this beautiful downland landscape and made use of a provision made available by Ofgem. t has seen the permanent removal of 22 pylons over and 8.8km stretch between Winterbourne Abbas near Dorchester and Corton Ridge towards Weymouth.
This has been a major, complex development project in an environmentally important location, due to its proximity to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is one of the most transformative, stakeholder-led projects in a generation, recognising and reclaiming our precious wild spaces and their surroundings.
As well as the restoration of a stunning landscape, the project eaves a deep legacy of understanding of mankind’s relationship with the land in this area through extensive archaeological finds, which were a welcome and fascinating by-product of the project.