The news has just come through that National Grid plans to put 23.4km (14.5 miles) of new line underground through the entire western section of the Lake District National Park. This could also see the existing lines there being removed completely, leaving this part of the park free of pylons for the first time in more than 60 years.
There is still have concerns about areas in the south west of Cumbria which lie very close to the Lake District boundary where National Grid is still proposing pylons as the solution for connection. It is still felt the Duddon Valley and other visually sensitive areas south of the National Park should also be considered for undergrounding or possibly a tunnel across the Duddon Estuary.
Not sure of full details but this is fantastic news for the area.