Our proposals for Section 3, from the A63 dual carriage way to the northern bank of the River Ouse, are explained in detail in the Corridor Preliminary Routeing and Siting Study and in overview in our Project Background Document.

This section runs from the A63 dual carriageway, on the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds to Blacktoft Lane, a road in close proximity to the northern bank of the River Ouse.

When routeing the graduated swathe in this area, we have considered a number of features and potential impacts, including but not limited to, the presence of the existing 400 kV overhead line, and location of the two villages of Ellerker and Broomfleet and the tileworks. We have also considered the impact on bird species using the nearby Humber Estuary internationally designated sites.

We are considering three paths within this swathe where the new overhead line could be routed; a northern, central and southern path. There are opportunities to combine different paths within this section, which we will look at when we design the project in more detail. All routes would cross both the Selby-Hull railway line and the Market Weighton Canal.

As shown in the figure below, the northern and central paths would lead into a crossing of the River Ouse to the west of the existing 400 kV overhead line and following the southern path would lead to a crossing to the east.

Thank you for all the feedback received about this section of the route. We will explain how feedback received at the first stage of consultation has shaped and influenced our plans when we present more detailed proposals at our next round of consultation in 2024.

Map showing Section 3, from the A63 dual carriageway to the River Ouse crossing. View larger image.