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Padiham to Bradford West Overhead line

Essential Refurbishment

Padiham to Bradford West

Yorkshire & the Humber

We are carrying out refurbishment work on part of our electricity transmission line that runs between our substation in Padiham to Baitings Reservoir near Ripponden. This part of line is 28km long and has 107 pylons.

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As an owner of critical national infrastructure, we at National Grid know that millions of people are relying on us, now more than ever, to keep the lights on and the gas flowing.

Our overhead line between Padiham and Bradford West is a key part of this critical national infrastructure and our work on the line needs to be progressed to ensure our network remains resilient for next winter.

At a time when everyone is being asked to stay at home wherever possible,we understand it can be unnerving to see others going about their daily work.

Our people who need to continue working on site and in the community are doing so under stringent health and safety measures to protect not just themselves but also the communities in which they operate, and these measures will be regularly reviewed.

We continue to liaise closely with government to ensure we’re following the most updated guidance and that the decisions we’re making are in the best interests of our people and communities throughout this period.

If you have any queries about our works please do not approach our workers but contact our community relations team.

Project description

This essential maintenance will involve replacing steelwork on the pylons and also painting them.  This will ensure we continue to provide a reliable supply of energy to homes and businesses for years to come.

You may notice our team on and around the pylons along the route. You may also see some activity ahead of the main work as our contractors create access routes to the pylons by laying trackway. During certain parts of the work it will be necessary to close some footpaths and bridleways. This is to allow us to work safely. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will only close paths and bridleways when we are working on the pylons in the area. Diversion routes will be in place where possible.

We’ll be working closely with landowners. We’ll do everything we can to minimise damage to the land but if we do cause any damage we will put it right.

We are aware that part of the line is in a Site of Special Scientific Interest and we are working closely with Natural England throughout our works in this area.

Our work will not result in any power cuts.

We expect to be working on the line until summer 2021.