Modifying the existing overhead line to Weston-super-Mare

We’re working with Western Power Distribution (WPD) to make changes to the existing network and to connect the new WPD substation at Sandford.

The work started in July 2021. Our first task is to build a new temporary road access into our construction area from Puxton Road, near to where it meets with Maysgreen Lane. Once this is complete, we’ll start work to build nine new lattice pylons and two short sections of underground cable, north-west of the substation towards Puxton.

During 2023, we’ll divert a short section of existing overhead line south of the substation using wood poles. We’ll also remove existing lattice pylons to the north and south of the substation.