MP vows to keep up the fight against controversial pylons
MP has this week told local campaigners that she is doing all
she can to stop controversial plans for a line of huge electricity
pylons to built across the Somerset Levels.
Munt attended a packed meeting of local campaigners at the weekend
where she reiterated her support for their bid to halt National
Grid's unpopular scheme for a 400,000 volt power connection between
Hinkley Point and Avonmouth.
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 reported here.
MP told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "Spirits remain high
and there is no lack of passion for the campaign which has been
continuously and passionately fought for over three and a half
next big date for the campaign is 3rd September when everyone
will be able to comment on the planning application National Grid
the meantime I am continuing to press the Treasury, Department
for Energy and Climate Change and Department for Communities and
Local Government to do all they can to help stop these unnecessary
pylons scarring our beautiful Somerset countryside."
Burnham and Highbridge MP Tessa Munt with Paul Hipwell, from the
campaign group No Moor Pylons