Grid promises to consult on ‘Viking Link’

The latest plan by the National Grid  in addition to the existing 13 turbines at Bicker Fen.
The latest plan by the National Grid in addition to the existing 13 turbines at Bicker Fen.
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National Grid bosses have promised to consult people about plans they are working on to connect power cables from Denmark to Bicker.

Residents have raised concerns about the ‘Viking Link’ – an undersea connection between Denmark and the UK – which could be connected to our grid at Bicker Fen.

Householder John Bowler said: “The project is in addition to the National Grid existing sub-station, in addition to the existing 13 wind turbines, in addition to the infrastructure for the Heckington wind turbines and in addition to the RWE sub-station and wiring across Lincolnshire from the Triton Knoll wind turbines to Bicker Fen.

“All the new projects will be constructed at the same time, causing total devastation to this area and changing the character of the area from agricultural to industrial.”

A grid spokesman promised to work with the community and councils on the plans, saying it is only in the early stages at the moment.

They said: “The impact of any proposals on local people and the environment will be key considerations as we develop our plans and no decisions will be taken until detailed studies and consultation have been carried out. We will be in touch with local people when we have more information to share.”