PYLONS

Planning permission has been granted by the Secretary of State to National Grid to upgrade the Hinkley C Connection. Here are videos of how this will affect Biddisham produced by National Grid.

Biddisham http://www.hinkleyconnection.co.uk/assets/downloads/videos/Hinkley%20Connection%20-%20Section%20B%20-%20Biddisham%20-%20Biddisham%20Lane.mp4

Webbington AONB
http://www.hinkleyconnection.co.uk/assets/downloads/videos/Hinkley%20Connection%20-%20Section%20C%20-%20Barton%20Road%20-%20Webbington%20Hotel.mp4

Underground compound
http://www.hinkleyconnection.co.uk/assets/downloads/videos/Hinkley%20Connection%20-%20Section%20C%20-%20Barton%20Road%20-%20Webbington%20Hotel.mp4

The Parish Council voted last night Friday 5th February, that they will support a judicial review to see if there is a legal way to stop or slow this process. Three members of the public attended the meeting and voiced their concerns about the pylons.

From national grid, Hinkley C connection website
'On 19 January 2016 the Department of Energy and Climate Change gave our project the go ahead. All documents relating to the decision can be found on the Planning Inspectorate website.   
We welcome this announcement. This connection will play a vital role in providing clean, affordable and secure energy the country can rely on.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in the local consultation during the six years of planning this project. Their feedback had a significant influence on our final proposal and we look forward to continuing these relationships with local communities over the coming years. We assure residents that we will carry out the construction work responsibly and safely.
There’s a lot to do before we start building. Over the next few months we will revise the construction programme to make sure the power station is connected to Britain’s homes and businesses efficiently and on time. This means we’re unlikely to start construction during 2016, but we will be carrying out ground investigations and other activity in some areas along the route.
We will now review the decision in detail before speaking with communities about the revised programme in the coming months.'

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Thursday 14th January Adjournment debate, by James Heappey regarding Pylons

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National Grid Hinkley C project and pylons through Somerset - Biddisham and Tarnock. 

National Grid need to update the pylons and cables as the countrys need for efficient electricity grows. They would like to replace the existing pylons with larger T pylons carrying 400kv. This will involve 5 years or major industrial works in our area.

Instead, this could be a great opportunity for National Grid to clear the old fashioned pylons and overhead hanging cables and use a modern more efficient technology, placing them safely underground along the motorway or via sea.

Currently National Grid and the government are deciding what to do. James Heappey MP will also be helping to support the villages of Biddisham and Tarnock.

Sue Hayes has worked tirelessly to prevent new larger pylons being installed across Biddisham and Tarnock.
She has researched, written, met with MPs and campaigned hard to preserve and improve the countryside in our area. You can read all of Sue's work on the Parish council website here. 









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