pylon route plans to be announced in November
details of the exact route of a new 400,000 volt overhead power
line, which will cut through the Burnham-On-Sea area, are to be
announced next month.
giant National Grid is set to announce on November 6th exactly
where its 37-mile power line will run between Avonmouth and Bridgwater.
autumn, National Grid announced that its preferred route for the
new power line would follow the existing 132,000 volt line which
runs near villages in the Burnham area including Mark and East
it conceded that it would consider running some sections of the
37-mile line underground "if the economies were right"
following pressure from residents and action groups who are worried
that the towering pylons would hurt the countryside.
a statement, National Grid spokeswoman Jane Taylor said: "We
are aiming to make the announcement on the route of the power
line on November 6th. This will be the first draft of the route
we are putting a line on a map as to where the line will
go. There will be opportunity for further consultation on the
Top, Mark villager Alan Sealey holding a sign at a protest earlier