Government planning inspectors are to host a meeting today about plans to lay electrical cables from an offshore windfarm across 40 miles of open countryside.
Around 200 landowners are set to be affected by the plans by RWE Innogy and Statkraft to dig a 60m wide trench for the cables which would link the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm to the national grid at Bicker Fen.
The planning inspectorate will make a ruling on whether the pipeline can be laid and will host a preliminary meeting this morning from 10am at the Storehouse in Skegness to decide how it tackles the application.
The spokesperson added following the meeting a timetable will be issued of what might happen next.
In a letter to those invited to the preliminary meeting, Kevin MacDonald, Lead member of the panel of examining inspectors said: "Our examination will comprise of written representations about the proposal and any oral representations made at the hearings, in addition to consideration of the project documents, policy and legal positions, site inspections and any other matters we consider to be relevant and important.
"All relevant and important matters will be taken into account when we make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, who will take the final decision in this case."
The examination of the application will start the day after the meeting closes and will last no more than six months.