Livestock alert over helicopter pylon surveys

FARMERS and landowners are being warned of the potential impact on livestock of a series of low-level helicopter flights by engineers checking overhead power lines.

Northern Powergrid is today beginning a three-month programme of aerial inspections of lines and pylons in the North East, Yorkshire, and North Lincolnshire.

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Inspections manager Gary Bartholomew said: “We’ll take every reasonable measure to prevent disrupting livestock by keeping noise to a minimum and will avoid areas where sensitive livestock are grazing if possible.”