The route

Learn more about the proposed route for the underground cables

We’re improving the landscape in Devizes by going underground.

The North Wessex Downs VIP project is looking to replace a 4.5km section of overhead electricity transmission line to the North of Devizes with an underground connection.

Up to 13 pylons would be permanently removed from the landscape.

Our current preferred underground route for the new connection runs near to the current line from north of Conscience Lane in the west along the end of the Roundway Down battlefield site and under the A361 to south of Horton Road in the east.

Removing the pylons would significantly enhance views north of Devizes in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), including those from the Millennium White Horse.

Please click the link below to see a map of the proposed route. This map is indicative only, and subject to change following further development work.

Download the map here