Passing to the north and east of Ingatestone, the overhead line alignment would cross the A12 and the railway in the north of the Brentwood district. It would then travel directly south, crossing multiple times between Chelmsford, Basildon, and Brentwood.
Passing to the east of Brentwood and the west of Billericay, the alignment would continue south, crossing the A127 and railway on the border of the Thurrock district.
We expect the reinforcement in this section to be made up of new overhead line supported by steel lattice pylons.
Changes outside the 2022 preferred corridor Further East of Ingatestone
The overhead line alignment would now pass further east of Ingatestone, diverting from the crossing of the A12 to the east of Stock Lane, continuing south passing to the east of the wastewater treatment works, re-joining the preferred corridor north of the crossing of Rayleigh Road.
Changes within the 2022 preferred draft corridor
Between West Horndon and Basildon, the alignment would now run along the eastern edge of the 2022 preferred draft corridor. This would reduce interaction with the Dunton Hills Garden Village proposals.