residents will soon be able to comment upon the plan to build 140
new pylons between Bridgwater and Avonmouth.
Planning Inspectorate has accepted the application from the National
Grid for the 30 miles of cables and says that it will hold a six-month
inquiry which will allow local residents to air their views.
section of the proposed route (over the Mendips) will be underground
and local protesters are calling for more of the cables to be hidden.
proposed pylons, which reach 160ft, are much higher than those currently
installed in Somerset. The new pylons will be six times the height
of the average house.