Anti-pylon protesters organise peak walk

PUBLISHED: 18:00 03 September 2012

Protestors want the proposed power lines to be routed underground

Protestors want the proposed power lines to be routed underground

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ANTI-PYLON protesters will take to the hills once again in a bid to prevent a 400,000 volt overhead power line being built across North Somerset.

A walk featuring members of various parish councils and residents of villages affected by the National Grid’s plans will go up Crook Peak again on September 18.

As National Grid was not represented on a previous walk in June, the company’s project manager Peter Bryant is expected to join walkers at this months’ event, alongside North Somerset Council executive member Tony Lake and a representative from the National Trust.

Event organisers hope to demonstrate to National Grid the need for running the proposed power line underground from Hinkley C power station to Avonmouth, instead of using overground pylons.

The walk, which has been organised by Compton Bishop parish councillor Richard Parker, will start at 11am at the Barton Rocks National Trust office in Barton near Winscombe.

It will then climb to the summit of Crook Peak.

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