Pylon consultation extended

PUBLISHED: 14:32 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

CAMPAIGNERS and residents hoping to put forward their views about National Grid plans for a power line in North Somerset now have more time to respond.

CAMPAIGNERS and residents hoping to put forward their views about National Grid plans for a power line in North Somerset now have more time to respond.

The first round of consultation over plans for a 400,000 volt line across the district was due to end on Friday but this has now been extended until midnight on January 22.

This has followed appeals from councils that have been unable to hold meetings and agree on reports to be sent to National Grid due to the severe weather conditions.

National Grid has been asked to create the new power line by EDF Energy to connect its planned new power station at Hinkley Point C with a substation at Avonmouth.

The 37-mile line will include pylons as high as 153ft.

As part of the first stage of consultation on the project, National Grid asked people to choose a preferred route for the line out of two possible route corridors.

Once all consultation responses have been compiled a route will be chosen by the energy company.

* Anyone wishing to submit their comments can do so by using the feedback form at www.nationalgrid.com/hinkleyconnection, by emailing hinkleyconnection@uk.ngrid.com, by writing to Freepost RRKX / EBGK / XXHT, Hinkley C Connection Project Consultation Response, PO Box 5689, London, W1A 4FG or by contacting the community relations team on 0800 377 7347.

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