Pippa Chambers , Reporter
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
CROWDS of pylon protestors marched along Yatton’s Strawberry Line to reinforce their views against National Grid’s plans to put 400,000-volt power lines through the village.
Campaigners from Yatton Against Pylons Yatton wanted to highlight the beauty of the popular nature trail, while stressing their views against the utility giant’s proposals.
National Grid wants to connect a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point to a new sub-station in Avonmouth.
The two possible route corridors of 46.5m-high pylons are set to affect many villages across the region if it gets the go-ahead, with a decision expected later this year.
About 75 people turned up to the march with banners and anti-pylon t-shirts on Saturday.
Yatton resident and campaigner, Charlotte Deighton, said: “The weather was good and we were very pleased with the turn out.
“It’s about protecting our children’s future which is why these campaigns are important.”