campaigners in Burnham area get final chance to halt scheme
opposed to plans to build a corridor of new power pylons across
the Somerset Levels near Burnham-On-Sea are gearing up for a final
push to force National Grid to re-think the scheme.
comes as National Grid offers residents one last chance to have
their views heard during the final consultation on the Hinkley
Point C Connection scheme.
Grid has been considering several ways to introduce the 400,000-volt
line from the proposed Hinkley C nuclear power station to a sub-station
has proposed using a smaller type of T-shaped pylon, as we featured
here last month, but it has ruled out using underground cables,
apart from through several small Areas of Outstanding Natural
Beauty in the Mendips.
has disappointed campaigners in the Burnham-On-Sea area who want
the whole power line buried to reduce the visual impact on the
Grid has this week announced the dates of its final consultation,
which will run from September 3rd to October 29th before
it submits its formal application to build the connection route.
Bryant, National Grid senior project manager, said: "This
is likely to be the last opportunity for people to say whether
they are happy with our proposals or want to see something changed
before the application is submitted early next year."
want to hear from people in the local area so their opinions are
considered as we finalise our plans."
information we have received from the public throughout the project
has been a great help in shaping our plans."
September people still have the chance to influence important
decisions about the project and also give their views on the new
T-pylon which is being considered for the first time on a project
in the UK."
Grid says a series of events will be held to give residents a
chance to see the proposals in detail and also to share their
views before an application is submitted.
will also be exhibitions, question and answer sessions, 'information
points' and a mobile consultation vehicle, which will visit supermarkets
and other venues.