North West Coast Connections project no longer needed after Toshiba abandons nuclear power station plans in West Cumbria. Controversial plans for a £2.8 billion electricity connection along Cumbria’s coast are to be scrapped because of the demise of the Moorside nuclear power station project. The National Grid had been planning to upgrade the existing 164km electricity connection to connect electricity produced by Moorside to the nation’s power supply through its North West Coast Connections (NWCC) project. The project involved erecting 50m pylons through swathes of the Cumbrian countryside, running cables under parts of the Lake District and burrowing a tunnel under Morecambe Bay.
NW Evening Mail 21st Nov 2018 read more »
Whitehaven News 21st Nov 2018 read more »