chance to have your say on new pylons plan for Burnham area
in the Burnham-On-Sea area who want their say on controversial
plans by National Grid to install a line of new pylons have just
a few days remaining.
new Hinkley Point C power station will need to be connected to
the National Grid at Avonmouth and the company is planning to
use new 36-metre tall T-shaped pylons instead of traditional pylons,
as pictured here.
400,000 volt power connection will run through the Burnham area.
Despite calls for the line to be buried underground, National
Grid says the 37-mile line will run overground for much of the
consultations held by National Grid have finished and the application
is now being considered by the Planning Inspectorate.
this final consultation stage is the last chance for the public
to voice their opinions, which will then be considered by the
Planning Inspectorate as it decides whether the project will proceed.
meetings held by the Planning Inspectorate can only be attended
by those who have registered as 'interested parties'. These people
can also make written submissions.
the deadline is looming and people must register quickly to ensure
they can have their say.
deadline for registering is 11.59pm on Tuesday. Anyone can register
the National Planning Portal here.
Conservative parliamentary candidate James Heappey has written
to more than 2,000 households in the area as a reminder to register
before the deadline.
said: "The campaign to stop these pylons has been running
for many years but it is absolutely vital that local people register
as an interested party so that they can participate fully in this
next and potentially decisive phase of the planning
anyone can register as an interested party and, once registered,
people will be able to make written submissions and then attend
and speak at public meetings organised by the Planning
is essential that those meetings are packed so that the planning
inspector is in no doubt about the depth of local opposition and
our frustration over the lack of consideration given to underground
or undersea options."