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Information event about plans for cable tunnels to be held tonight in Crayford

PUBLISHED: 09:13 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:13 17 July 2018

The information event will take place today at Crayside Leisure Centre. Picture: Google

The information event will take place today at Crayside Leisure Centre. Picture: Google

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An information event will be held in Crayford today (Wednesday July 18) to allow residents to find out more about National Grid’s plans to build a new network of cable tunnels between Wimbledon and Crayford.

The event will be held to inform the public about proposals for the second phase of its London Power Tunnels project.

This phase follows the success of National Grid’s original London Power Tunnels project (LPT1), a seven-year £1 billion scheme to rewire the capital.

A series of public information events have already taken place across South London about National Grid’s plans to build a new network of cable tunnels, 32.5 kilometres in length, between its sites at Wimbledon, New Cross, Hurst and Crayford.

The event in Crayford will give members of the public the opportunity to meet the project team and find out more about the works taking place.

It will take place today from 2pm - 8pm at Crayside Leisure Centre, Stadium Way.

Work to build the tunnels will start in summer 2019 and will take approximately six years to complete. By placing the cables in deep underground tunnels, it will reduce major disruption to the London area.

Phil Clements, project development manager, said: “The new cable tunnels are essential in order to replace existing electricity circuits which are coming towards the end of their useful life.

“They are part of National Grid’s £750 million investment to ensure a continued safe and secure supply of electricity to the capital.

“It is really important to us that the public can provide feedback on our proposals, and we hope that the community will come and meet us in order to learn more about this exciting project.”

The deadline for the public giving their views on the plans is Wednesday August 1.

Those unable to attend the events will be able to give their views online, in writing or over the telephone:

.Freephone helpline number: 0800 783 2855 (lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

.E-mail: nationalgrid@londonpowertunnels.co.uk

.LPT website: www.LondonPowerTunnels.co.uk

.National Grid on Twitter: @NGLPT

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