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Tessa Munt MP brands pylon summit ‘invaluable’
BURNHAM MP Tessa Munt has described a two-hour pylon summit in parliament as ‘invaluable’.
The Weekly News reported Ms Munt attended the cross-party meeting last Thursday to fight to have power cables underground.
National Grid plans to connect Hinkley Point C to Avonmouth in Bristol via pylons across the Somerset Levels, with power lines above ground in the Burnham area.
The summit heard from Professor Dieter Helm, from Oxford University, who discussed a more accurate way of measuring the value of the countryside, and Accent, an organization which says householders are willing to pay to have cables underground.
Representatives from National Grid and the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) also attended.
Tessa said: “This has been invaluable,” adding she has written again to the DECC and Somerset County Council asking for more research into having cables underground.
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