hand in petition at No 10 Downing Street
Campaigners fighting National Grid's controversial proposals
for a series of 400,000 volt electricity pylons running through
the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week handed in a petition to
Number 10 Downing Street.
of the groups No Moor Pylons, Pylon Moor Pressure and Somerset
Alliance Against Pylons presented the 2,000 name petition in Westminster
on Thursday (October 13th).
Paul Hipwell, Chairman of the No Moor Pylons Group, was joined
by parish councillor Chris Ambrose and local resident Fiona Torrens-Spence
for the visit where they were met Burnham's MP, Tessa Munt.
The group also met the Minister of State for the Department of
Energy and Climate Change, Charles Hendry, as pictured above,
to discuss their concerns.
Last month, National Grid announced
its choice of route for the proposed Hinkley C connection through
Somerset, which will predominantly follow route corridor 1A close
to Burnham with some variations onto corridor 2.