Overhead power lines going underground at Surrey beauty spot Thursley Common

Thursley Common

Thursley Common - Credit: Archant

Work has begun on Thursley National Nature Reserve to underground the unsightly overhead power lines.

Almost a year in the planning, this high profile project will see the majority of power lines that cross the Reserve hidden from sight.

“This project to remove the unsightly pylons and cables at Thursley will greatly enhance one of the most beautiful and wild landscapes in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,” says Rob Fairbanks, director of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Board. “I fully commend the work undertaken by Natural England and SSE”.

The work is being carried out by contractors from Scottish and Southern Electric who have funded the project.


Surrey Life recently visited Thursley National Nature Reserve. See our pics, here.

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