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Residents fears over giant pylons

Residents in North Somerset are worried about National Grid's proposals for pylons from Hinkley Point to Avonmouth. They'll pass by one Axbridge couple's land who fear their livelihood will be affected

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Wells MP's statement in full

Whatever your views on the power lines from Hinkley Point C, whether like me, you believe beautiful Somerset shouldn’t be spoiled by unnecessary Pylons or not, 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.

It is vitally important that we take this opportunity to tell National Grid what we want, whether that is under-sea, under-ground or over-ground. Importantly, we must tell them why their proposals are wrong or right for our area. You do not need to understand or go into the technical details of the plans; you simply need to give your thoughts.”

– Tess Munt, Liberal Democrat MP for Wells

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.

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