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Pylons to be removed from West Country beauty spot

Pylons are to be taken down in part of the Tamar Valley Credit: PA

Pylons are to be removed from a west country beauty spot under plans by the National Grid to limit eyesores on the landscape.

Overhead power lines will be taken down in parts of the Tamar Valley between Ellbridge in Cornwall and Tamerton Foliot in Devon. It means residents and visitors could soon enjoy uninterrupted views along the river.

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"Other viable options to pylon plans"

MP Tessa Munt has been campaigning against plans for new pylons through Somerset for almost 3 years Credit: ITV Westcountry

MP Tessa Munt, has joined campaigners who are walking along Crook Peak today to raise awareness of plans by the National Grid to install pylons across the county’s countryside.

Campaigners are worried about the visual impact of pylons in the county Credit: ITV Westcountry

The Lib Dem MP for Wells says there are other viable options such as underground cabling. She's been campaigning against plans for new pylons through Somerset for almost 3 years