BBC: Kent campaigners call for new route of planned electricity line

Conservationists are calling on National Grid to consider an alternative route for a new electricity line between Kent and Suffolk.

The Sea Link project would lay 90 miles (145km) of undersea cable that comes ashore in Sandwich in Kent and between Thorpeness and Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

Kent Wildlife Trust urged the energy company to “avoid the route which causes the most environmental impact”.

National Grid said it was designed with “consideration of the environment”.

The proposed cable would carry renewable power from offshore wind, interconnectors and nuclear power to where it is needed.

A sub-station and converter station has also been planned for Minster, near Ramsgate, Kent, and near Saxmundham in Suffolk.

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