MP holds talks on sub-sea route for Hinkley power line
new MP James Heappey has this week held talks with a top Minister
about moving a controversial proposed power line between Hinkley
Point and Avonmouth under the Bristol Channel.
proposals from National Grid will currently see a 37-mile line
of huge pylons running across the Somerset countryside close to
options, such as constructing the power line underground or under
the Bristol Channel, have long been preferred by campaign groups
but have not featured in the National Grid plans.
the first full week of Parliamentary business, James Heappey has
discussed the issue with Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom in which
he made the case for considering an undersea option.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was encouraged by the ministers
lines elsewhere in the country were signed off in the last Parliament
by the then Energy Secretary Ed Davey and so it baffles me that
he would not agree to going under the sea here in Somerset,"
removal is a real opportunity as we can now make the case afresh
to Andrea and to new Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. I look forward
to doing so."
is now seeking a further meeting alongside his colleagues in Bridgwater,
Weston-Super-Mare and North Somerset, to fully articulate the
benefits of taking the line under the sea.
How the proposed huge new T-pylons would look and, a map showing
the route of the pylons