Message from Hector Pearson:

I am writing to inform you that National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project Annual Report has been published this week and is available to download on our website at:

As you will be aware, National Grid has been collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders on this Ofgem funded initiative which has made £500million available for electricity transmission owners to mitigate the visual impact of existing networks in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks across Great Britain.

This project represents a major opportunity to enhance the landscape in protected places. Our ability to work collaboratively with the organisations at the heart of our landscape, particularly the AONBs and National Parks themselves, remains critical to its success.

The report covers the activities that we have undertaken over the last year, the wider stakeholder engagement programme and an overview of the eight AONBs and National Parks shortlisted by the Stakeholder Advisory Group in October 2014.

I would like to thank all stakeholders involved in the project for their input to date and look forward to continuing this work over the coming months.

I hope you will enjoy the report. You can also find more detailed information on the VIP project and the shortlisted designations by visiting our website  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email the project team on

Kind Regards

Hector Pearson


Visual Impact Provision Project Manager