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Pylon proposal on show in village

Hinckley Point
The pylons will link Hinkley Point to a substation in Avonmouth

People in North Somerset have had another chance to comment on a proposed 37-mile overhead pylon route.

The power cable route is proposed between the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station and Avonmouth.

There are two alternative routes, but both would take the 400,000-volt power lines through a gap in the Mendip Hills at Loxton, near Axbridge.

National Grid displayed their plans at the Webbington Hotel near Loxton on Tuesday evening.

Margaret Rutherford, chairwoman of Loxton's parish council, told BBC Somerset that she hoped the lines could be sited underground.

"It [the planned power line] is very close to houses, it's very intrusive and I'm told they are quite noisy," she said.

National Grid hope the project will be in place by 2016.



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