Viking Link interconnector granted onshore planning approval

National Grid’s Viking Link Interconnector with Denmark has been granted planning approval by a fourth local council in Lincolnshire, reports Lincolnshire Live.

The interconnector will run between Bicker Fen near Boston and a substation Revsing in Southern Jutland in Denmark. As well as a 400 mile undersea cable, the link will include about 40 miles of underground cables installed in four Lincolnshire districts. South Holland, Boston and North Kesteven have already given approval but East Lindsey councillors had initially rejected the application. Permission has been granted on appeal.

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