Consultation period begins on underground power line proposals
Grid has begun a period of consultation to identify parts of land
suitable for underground power lines in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
company wants to link the proposed new Hinkley Point C power station
with a sub-station at Avonmouth.
fierce opposition against the initial proposals for a 50 mile
stretch of pylons, National Grid is considering burying some lines
Manager Peter Bryant said: "We want to hear about the places
that matter to people."
knowledge is vital and will add important details to the information
we have already gathered," added Mr Bryant.
Grid says the aim of the latest consultation is to help reduce
the potential visual impact of the connection.
people's views on where they play sport or walk their dogs, information
about schools or favourite views can be added to our maps and
will help shape our plans," he said.
corridor route is 2km wide to allow for the line to be moved away
from homes or businesses. The public consultation will run until
July 23rd and is accessed here.
Top, Alan Sealey holding a protest sign and, above, MP
Tessa Munt with residents near Burnham area at a pylons
protest earlier this year