Plans for power cable scheme go on display

Plans have gone on public display this afternoon for a controversial scheme to route 50 miles of cabling from an offshore wind farm to a new electricity sub-station near Sleaford.

RWE NPower Renewables wants to run underground cable from the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm off the Lincolnshire coast to a new 50 acre substation site at Bicker Fen, which is already the site of a major wind farm, to hook it up to the National Grid.

Earlier this year plans to carry the power cables overhead on electricity pylons were scrapped.