There has been a major £225,000 investment in a village’s electricity infrastructure.
The project to install underground power cables and ‘enhance the landscape of the village of Goulceby, a recognised area of natural beauty’, has been completed in a joint project between Western Power Distribution (WPD) and the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service.
Around 1.5km of overhead power lines have been removed and replaced with underground cables, ‘restoring the beauty of the area’ according to WPD.
The work was funded through a regulatory backed initiative to enhance landscapes in recognised Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and national parks by removing electrical infrastructure like overhead lines and supporting poles.
WPD has worked closely with steering groups made up with representatives from various AONBs and National Parks to identify suitable sites for consideration. Christian Hjelm,
Helen Gamble, Project Officer for the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service said: “We welcome input from the local community in suggesting schemes. By spending time meeting the officers and contractors on site and working closely with WPD and the local community of Goulceby, this project has been a great example of the partnership working for the wider benefit of the AONB.”