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The route electricity will take as it's carried from the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point has been revealed.
It'll mean around 140 new pylons will be put up along a route stretching 34 miles across Somerset.
But the National Grid says it'll bury some of the new cable underground and the new pylons will cause less disruption to the countryside.
But those who've protested over the issue say they're not being heard.
John Bevir reports:
Each household will receive a copy of the National Grid ‘Project News’ and a disc with all the information about the project on it. Hard copies of all the information can be picked up at the National Grid information point in Mark Village Hall.
Tessa has also asked for paper copies to be put in her office in Wedmore.
There will also be a public Q&A session on Saturday 21st September in Mark Village Hall.
An exhibition will be held from 9:30am to 2:30pm and the Q&A will follow on after from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
More than 40,000 properties between Bridgwater and Avonmouth have received information about National Grid's proposed plans.
The 400,000 volt electricity lines will connect the West Country for the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley.
The Liberal Democrat MP for Wells Tessa Munt has urged her constituents to take part in National Grid's latest consultation on its proposed electricity lines for the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley.
In a statement, she said "Whatever your views on the power lines from Hinkley Point C, this is the consultation to respond to; your responses will be seen by the planning inspector and will in the end make a difference to our countryside.”
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