Route Corridor Sub-options
Due to residential areas, other buildings, areas of woodland and existing overhead lines to the north-east of Canterbury, we identified three potential ways for the western end of the North Corridor to reach Canterbury North substation. After careful consideration, we included two of these in our Summer 2013 Consultation as part of the North Corridor and referred to them as ‘sub-options’. These are shown on this map (also at the bottom of this page). The third sub-option (sub-option C) was discounted as it had the greatest level of environmental effects.
Sub-option A would pass between Broad Oak and Sturry to Canterbury North substation, sub-option B would pass north of Broad Oak before coming south to Canterbury North substation.
In November 2013 we announced that our view is that the best option is to make a connection from Richborough to Canterbury, using an overhead line through the North Corridor and to use sub-option B.
Why sub-option B?
Within the North Corridor we intend to follow sub-option B to reach Canterbury. This is one of two sub-options we presented for the western end of the North Corridor sub-option B would pass north of Broad Oak before coming south to Canterbury North substation. We believe this is the best option to take forward to the next stage as it would have less effect on the large housing development site and new road proposed within sub-option A.