MP attends packed pylons protest meeting
of villagers filled a public meeting near Burnham-On-Sea this
week to discuss stepping up their protests against National Grid's
proposed 37-mile line of huge power pylons through the area.
80 people crowded into Mark Village Hall, as pictured here, to
air their views and hear MP Tessa Munt and Parish Council bosses
discuss their response to the latest stage of National Grid's
energy giant held a 'drop-in event' in Mark last month to seek
the views of the public about its controversial proposals for
a 400,000 volt line linking a planned new power station at Hinkley
Point C with a sub-station at Avonmouth.
this year, the Infrastructure Planning Commission - which will
ultimately decide on whether National Grid's plans get a green
light - told the company that substantially more work is needed
to increase people's understanding of the proposals.
Munt told Burnham-On-Sea.com after the meeting: "It was a
good meeting in which a large number of constructive points were
made about how to put more pressure on National Grid to reconsider
its plans. The underground route for the new power lines is still
the preferred option for many local people."
National Grid consultation deadline for feedback from the public
is July 23rd.