Pylon protestors step up campaign
PUBLISHED: 08:00 09 April 2011
PROTESTORS will march along Yatton’s Strawberry Line next week in a bid to reinforce their views against future plans to put 400,000-volt power lines through the village.
Yatton Against Pylons formed in response to National Grid’s proposals 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.
Yatton resident and campaigner, Charlotte Deighton, has helped organise a spring walk along the popular cycle path departing from the Strawberry Line Café at the railway station.
The North End Road resident, aged 36, said: “We are doing this walk to demonstrate the community’s opposition to National Grid’s proposals which will jeopardise the area’s natural beauty and unique bio-diversity.”
Protestors armed with banners will depart at 10am on April 16.