Feb 10 2011 By Liam Murphy
NATIONAL Grid has revealed more details of a high-power electricity cable which will stretch 40km underground across Wirral.
The preferred route for the cable would see it enter the borough close to Meols and staying primarily on agricultural land.
The maps show it then skirts Greasby and Heswall, following close to the train line for a short distance before continuing south and then joining the A540 Chester High Road past Neston, before turning towards Connah’s Quay.
National Grid say they have spoken to numerous land owners who could be affected and received "a generally positive response".
A large part of the agricultural land would cross the Leverhulme Estates, according to the route shown on their maps, but many smaller land owners would also be affected.
At a public consultation event in Neston on Tuesday, alternative routes for the cable were shown on maps of Wirral.
However, they had all been ruled out. These included a route along part of the M53 which its was concluded would have caused significant disruption while installing the cable.