“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2009 when this scheme was first announced, people in Somerset have been outraged that National Grid thinks that this outdated technology is acceptable throughout the beautiful countryside of Somerset and North Somerset.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
One man in Yeovil has amassed Britain's biggest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Click for a special tour of this remarkable room.
At least 1,300 people have been affected by the collapse of a Bristol firm which was working on a high-profile green initiative.
Two men who had a significant impact on the profile of black people have been honoured in a ceremony to mark Black History Month. Read more: