National Grid launches consultation on second phase of London Power Tunnels project
London Power Tunnels phase 2 (LPT2) project follows the success of National Grid’s original London Power Tunnels project (LPT1), a seven year £1 billion scheme to rewire the Capital.
A series of public information events will give the local community an opportunity to find out more about National Grid’s plans to build a new network of cable tunnels, 30km in length, between New Cross and Wimbledon and Hurst and New Cross.
National Grid is also planning to build a tunnel between Hurst and Crayford. However, this part of the project is in early development and a public information event will be held in June to share further details.
Work to build the tunnels will start in summer 2019 and will take approximately eight years to complete. By placing the cables in deep underground tunnels, it will reduce major disruption to the London area.
Members of the public will be given the chance to ask the project team about the plans, and provide feedback on certain aspects of the proposals, before planning applications are submitted for headhouses at Kings Avenue, Kidbrooke and Eltham in summer 2018.
The events run from 9th April 2018 to 21st April 2018. An event for the site at New Cross is now planned for May and details for this will be publicised shortly. ■