Press release: North Shropshire Electricity Distribution Network granted development consent

Planning Inspectorate

March 20
16:24 2020

Development consent has been given for the installation of a new 132kV overhead line Trident design, comprising of 3 conductors supported by mostly single wood poles. The site is located from Oswestry Grid Substation to Wem Primary Substation.

The application was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration by SP Manweb on the 12 November 2018 and accepted for examination on 10 December 2018. Following an examination during which the public, statutory consultees and interested parties were given the opportunity to give evidence to the Examining Authority, a recommendation was made to the Secretary of State on 20 December 2019.

The Planning Inspectorates Chief Executive, Sarah Richards said:

This is the 82nd nationally significant infrastructure project to have been examined and decided within the timescales laid down in the Planning Act 2008. The Planning Inspectorate is committed to giving local communities the opportunity of being involved in the examination of projects that may affect them. Local people, the local authority and other interested parties were able to participate in a 6-month long examination. The Examining Authority listened and gave full consideration to local views before making their recommendation.

The decision, the recommendation made by the Examining Authority to the Secretary of State and the evidence considered by the Examining Authority in reaching its recommendation is publicly available on the National Infrastructure Planning website


Journalists wanting further information should contact the Planning

Inspectorate Press Office, on: 0303 444 5004 or 0303 444 5005 or email:

Notes to editors:

The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Programme of Projects details the proposals which are anticipated to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate as applications in the coming months. It can be viewed at

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