The Electricity Mystery

The Echo has an interesting story about a planning application to remove a load of electricity pylons to the west of Rayleigh:

“An energy company plans to spend ?30 million during the next four years to upgrade the electricity network through Rayleigh.

EDF Energy has applied to Rochford District Council for permission to remove a number of tower structures in the Rawreth area as it intends to move overhead lines underground to make the electricity network more reliable.

The firm anticipates demand for electricity to increase in the area the coming years.”

The curious thing about this is that the District Council hasn’t received an application yet. But is one coming soon? Has it been lost in the Christmas Post?