Our proposals in Braintree

The overhead line alignment would continue south-west into Braintree, broadly paralleling both the A12 and railway to the north.

The alignment would pass to the north of Witham and the south of Silver End, before crossing the railway again heading south-west into Chelmsford district.  

Changes within the 2022 preferred draft corridor

We are proposing to underground a small section of the route north of Fairstead, with CSE compounds at either end, to cross beneath the existing 400 kV overhead line. This would be routed within an area thought less likely in the 2022 draft corridor, as shown by the graduated swathe. 

Static map showing our proposals in Braintree
Static map showing our proposals in Braintree. View larger image.