for judicial review into Hinkley pylons proposals are rejected
County Council has this week rejected calls from protestors demanding
a judicial review into National Power's controversial proposals
to build a line of 46-metre tall electricity pylons across the
Somerset countryside near Burnham-On-Sea.
from across the county gathered on Wednesday (February 17th) to
debate the controversial scheme to introduce the pylons between
Avonmouth and Hinkley Point.
Grid's consultation exercise was criticised for excluding many
local people and the council called for the firm to make all relevant
information available for a new consultation, which is due to
had called for a judicial review into the consultation, although
the county council ruled it out, saying it would be too costly.
council report also noted the consultation period was carried
out over the holiday period and the proposal was "premature"
since the government was undergoing a national energy review.
also added that on environmental grounds alone, the proposals
Grid is currently examining feedback from the public after a 14-week
consultation. It says a full proposal will not be ready until