National Grid’s £500m plan to move biggest and ugliest pylons underground – The Guardian, 9 November 2014

Eight national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty on shortlist, and £24m set aside for measures in other areas

The “biggest and ugliest” electricity pylons slicing through some of the UK’s most treasured beauty spots are set to be torn down.

The firm has 571km (355 miles) of pylon lines running through national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) in England and Wales. The shortlisted areas are in the Snowdonia, Peak District, New Forest and Brecon Beacons national parks, and the Dorset, Tamar Valley, High Weald and North Wessex Downs AONBs, totalling 25km of lines.

Click here to read the full article: The Guardian – 9 November 2014