7, 2015 Environment
Secretary pledges to help Burnham amid sea water fears
Secretary Liz Truss made a special visit to Burnham-On-Sea on
Friday (February 6th) when she pledged to hold top-level talks
with the Environment Agency after hearing how new EU sea water
regulations could hit the town's tourism trade.
Minister met James Heappey, Burnham's Conservative parliamentary
candidate, to discuss the impact of the EU's sea water regulations
which could lead to a beach swimming ban in the town this year.
hearing concerns from Mr Heappey and Burnham Chamber of Trade,
Mrs Truss pledged to take up the matter within government.
a fantastic town and really good to see what's on offer. I'll
go back to the office and discuss this issue with the Environment
Agency so we can work together on a good plan for the future,"
she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Minister also discussed concerns about National Grid's proposals
to install a controversial line of power pylons from Hinkley Point
to Avonmouth. She also expressed interest in a proposed tidal
lagoon across Bridgwater Bay to generate power. Mr Heappey said
he was pleased by the "positive meeting."
Truss hearing the sea water concerns during a visit to Burnham
Minister walking along the seafront with Mr Heappey during Friday's
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