“Since 2009 when this scheme was first announced, people in Somerset have been outraged that National Grid thinks that this outdated technology is acceptable throughout the beautiful countryside of Somerset and North Somerset. They fully understand that burying the power cables will cost more but it’s a price they are very willing to pay to protect our countryside for future generations to enjoy.
National Grid still have not provided sufficient information to justify their choice of an overhead line and they need to consider other methods, such as an underground cable or preferably a sub-sea connection”.
More top news
The first two days of the "proper" General Election campaign have seen visits to Wiltshire by David Cameron and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.
Statistics show month of March to be sunnier than average despite a very windy and wintry period of weather in last 24 hours.
As we leave winter behind and re-discover daffodils and longer days, we showcase your shots of West Country spring.