Network Plus has been awarded a contract to install 15km of 33kV core cable and fibre cable from Meaford to Eccleshall. The route for the project will come along Yarnfield Lane and pass through the village.
Work will start on 27 July and last for 17 weeks.
The work will involve excavation, duct laying, cable installation and reinstatement works. This project is part of a significant investment programme in the West Midlands to ensure essential power supplies are maintained for the future. Western Power has said the project is needed to reduce the risk of supply outages and to cater for increased demand on the power networks.
The project will result in the temporary closure of Yarnfield Lane.
At the last parish council meeting residents and councillors were able to find out more about the project from Sam Thawley, the Customer Liaison Manager for the project. Details of the Q&A session at the council meeting have been reproduced and can be found on the following link.
Councillors will be working with Western Power and Network Plus throughout the project to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and that regular updates on the work are available.