Minister joins fight against controversial pylons route
Secretary of State Greg Clark has today visited the site of the
proposed giant electricity pylons which National Grid wants to
build to connect Hinkley Point and Avonmouth.
He was in the Burnham-On-Sea area on Wednesday (April 28th),
accompanied by MP David Heathcoat-Amory, to campaign against the
pair met local farmer Mark Amesbury, whose land the pylons would
go across, along with local County Councillor Alan Ham, Chairman
of Compton Bishop Parish Council Eddie Farley, and the protest
groups fighting the proposals.
Clark was told that the planned route would cause environmental
damage to the Somerset Levels.
a clear reference to the election, Mr Clark claimed that a Conservative
government would abolish the "unelected and unaccountable"
Independent Planning Commission and the decision should be made
Heathcoat-Amory told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am pleased that
the man who will make the decision can see the environmental case
for himself and the argument for a submarine cable option, or
at least putting the cables underground."
are David Heathcoat-Amory with Shadow Minister Greg Clark at the
site of the proposed giant pylons near Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday