MP joins protest march against pylons plans
MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, and Liberal Democrat parliamentary
candidate Tessa Munt both joined a protest march on Saturday (30th
January) to campaign against National Grid's plans to build a
huge network of electricity pylons across Somerset's countryside.
proposed route of the pylons crosses the two constituency boundaries
of Mr Heathcoat-Amory and Weston MP John Penrose, who also took
Mr Heathcoat-Amory told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: "There
was an impressive turnout, which showed the strength of feeling
that is building on the subject."
is not only a cross-party issue but one that crosses constituency
boundaries, which is why I marched with fellow MP John Penrose,
with whom I have raised the same questions in the House of Commons."
large crowd of marchers began in the village of Christon and ended
at Webbington Farm.
first reported last
September how National Grid wanted to connect a proposed
new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point to a new sub-station
near Bristol, a distance of 37 miles.
controversial potential 'route corridors' for the 400,000 volt,
46.5m tall pylons have been identified, with one running through
East Huntspill, Watchfield, Mark and Bason Bridge.