landowners invited to view Hinkley Point power plans
in the Burnham-On-Sea area who are on the route of the proposed
new Hinkley Point electricity connection are being invited to
a series of presentations where they will be able to find out
how it is likely to affect them.
Grid has announced that it will be holding a series of events
immediately following the announcement on 6th November of its
draft route for the proposed connection.
announcement will show where within the route corridor we propose
to build the connection and what land might be affected.
part of its ongoing commitment to consultation, National Grid
will notify everyone with land that is affected by the draft route
as soon as the announcement is made.
the morning of 6th November everyone who owns or occupies land
that the proposals cross will be sent a plan showing how the draft
route affects their land, and they will be invited to meet National
Grid at special events for owners, occupiers and their agents
being held between 8th November and 14th November.
In September 2011 National Grid announced the preferred route
corridor for the proposed Hinkley Point C Connection Project.
Since then, National Grid has carried out consultation with local
communities and organisations such as local authorities, the Environment
Agency and specialist environmental bodies to help assess all
the options for building the connection.
National Grid senior project manager, Peter Bryant, said this
week: "This is a key stage of the connection project. We
have worked hard to achieve the best available options for all
of the parties involved and will be sparing no effort in the coming
weeks to make sure that affected landowners, as well as the wider
public, are fully informed and consulted about the draft route.
We are particularly grateful to the many landowners in the corridor
who have allowed us onto their land to carry out important survey