Many people will have read in the press or seen on the TV the plans by National Grid, for their electricity cable from Scotland to come ashore in Wirral somewhere between Leasowe and Hoylake the cable is then planned to go underground across Wirral and link up to Connah’s Quay. The ‘Western High-Voltage Direct Current’ link has a webiste here. The work on the cable across Wirral is expected to last two years and we are told there won’t be any local power cuts.
Many residents, as I do have concerns about the environmental damage this may cause to flora, fauna and wildlife habitat, if, as expected they come ashore in the region of the North Wirral Coastal Park they have to remember the there are many Sites of Special Scientific Interest at this location.
In order to try to allay peoples fears National Grid have arranged a public open day at Moreton Community Centre in Maryland Lane on Wednesday 9 February between 2pm and 8pm when anyone can go along find out more and give their views.