Dwyryd estuary pylon removal project moves forward

Pylon on the Dwyryd estuary with the rail line in the foreground Image copyright Google
Image caption The plans may not come to fruition until 2024, according to the National Grid

Plans to remove 10 pylons and power lines on Snowdonia's Dwyryd estuary have moved a step forward.

The National Grid announced in 2014 it wanted to bury overhead cables near Penrhyndeudraeth after a study ruled they affected the "dramatic landscape".

An exhibition outlining the plans opened in Talsarnau, Gwynedd, earlier as part of a wider public consultation.

The pylons on the Dwyryd estuary were built in 1966.

"This is another important milestone for the project," said Chris Baines, chairman of the independent stakeholder group supporting the Visual Impact Provision project.

"Snowdonia was originally selected because of the significance the landscape plays nationally, and the spectacular qualities of the beautiful Dwyryd estuary in particular."

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