Power lines at Carlton Scroop to be improved in £150,000 scheme

Power lines. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press
Power lines. Photo: Rod Kirkpatrick/F Stop Press
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Power supplies to Carlton Scroop, near Grantham, are being improved as part of a £150,000 initiative.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is removing 1.3km of overhead power lines between Lodge Farm and across the golf course, and 300m in Newark Lane. Some 1.5km of underground cable will also be installed. The initiative will help to further improve supply to around 300 properties in Carlton Scroop and the surrounding area.

Robert Ballentine, WPD’s Grantham Team Manager, said: “Our work will help to safeguard electricity supplies for our customers locally for years to come by improving the infrastructure and security of our network.”

During the 12-week project, traffic management will be in place on Main Street, Newark Lane and Sudbrook Road while power cables are installed by WPD contractors. There will also be some parking restrictions and temporary road closures in Charity Street, with signed diversions in place.

Mr Ballentine added: “While work is underway, our aim will be to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum. We’ve been liaising with Carlton Scroop and Normanton-on-Cliffe Parish Council and we’ve also kept customers and businesses along the route informed by letter.”

WPD is investing £7 billion on its electricity network between now and 2023.