for 'monstrous' pylons in the focus at summit of MPs
MP will be among 80 politicians attending a
meeting later this week aimed at halting National Grids
plans for more "monstrous" pylons across the UK, including
meeting on Thursday (March 14th) will involve MPs from constituencies
across the country, including Tessa Munt, who are all affected
by National Grid's plans to build more giant pylons.
Secretary Owen Patterson is expected to attend as well as representatives
from Ofgem and the Department for Climate Change.
will hear from Oxford Professor Dieter Helm who will show that
new evidence suggests the public would be willing to pay to bury
the power cables.
Grid has proposed a scheme for a 400,000 volt power connection
between Hinkley Point and Avonmouth, running through the Burnham
area. Despite calls for the line to be buried underground, National
Grid announced that the 37-mile power line would run overground
in the the Burnham area last November, as we reported here.
Tessa Munt told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The fight against these
monstrous Pylons goes on and I am continuing to do all I can to
prevent beautiful Somerset from being scarred by them. Im
looking forward to the summit this Thursday where I hope we can
Paul Hipwell from campaign group No Moor Pylons told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is a really important summit that could completely
change our approach to electricity transmission and ensure the
dis-benefits of pylons are properly taken into account."
the evidence is that it is perfectly possible to bury the power
cables and that the cost is something people are willing to pay
to protect our beautiful countryside for future generations to
summit could mark a real turning point in the campaign to halt
National Grids plans to install giant pylons across the