Chance to shape Hinkley Point C connection route

Bridgwater Mercury: Chance to shape Hinkley Point C connection route Chance to shape Hinkley Point C connection route

PEOPLE who want to give evidence on the National Grid’s proposed Hinkley Point C connection route can do so by registering with the Planning Inspectorate.

Those who register will be entitled to provide written evidence or speak at hearings. Registrations must be made before midnight on August 26.

Visit infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk and click on the Hinkley Point C connection link or phone 0303-4445000 to ask for a printed form.

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9:22am Thu 17 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

I urge everyone to register to make Comment on this important matter, as this is the final stage in which we the Public, have an opportunity to make your views known.
As this process, is nearing its final Completion, for "Comments" for over 4 years, I was on the Committee, that sat through the Stages of " Preferred Options Route " stages, as it was referred to by National Grid, in their presentation. This National Grid process was kept completely Separate from the Hinkley C Project.
The problem with this Preferred Option, was that it was Their Option that they were Promoting, Route A & B . The preferred option from us attending, as a Committee of Residents from all the Villages and Towns within the A-B Route area's, however the Preferred Option, we wanted was not within the Options for Discussion, having been dismissed from the process, by National Grid from the outset. This being Sub Sea, up the Bristol Channel to Sea -Banks in Gloucestershire.
I have myself submitted my submission to this Infrastructure Commission, outlining this process, of which I and many believe was a Flawed Process, steered by Peter ?? Surname eludes me!! Into a Route that left only the Option that they wanted to promote. Which would see new Higher and Larger Pylons, running up through our Country side, across the Somerset Levels through Mark, and onwards to AOB ( Area of Outstanding Beauty ) on the Mendips.
It is quite feasible to put these cables undersea, it is already done all over the world, so although more expensive than overland, not financially excluded.
If, it proved to be, then my preferred Option B would be to replace the Overhead Cabling on Pylons, along the existing Route, of the Cables to be Taken down, and where in AOB then the Cabling should be underground.
Thus would be less obtrusive, to the residents that live closest, and from an skyline view, not be too intrusive.
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
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I urge everyone to register to make Comment on this important matter, as this is the final stage in which we the Public, have an opportunity to make your views known. As this process, is nearing its final Completion, for "Comments" for over 4 years, I was on the Committee, that sat through the Stages of " Preferred Options Route " stages, as it was referred to by National Grid, in their presentation. This National Grid process was kept completely Separate from the Hinkley C Project. The problem with this Preferred Option, was that it was Their Option that they were Promoting, Route A & B . The preferred option from us attending, as a Committee of Residents from all the Villages and Towns within the A-B Route area's, however the Preferred Option, we wanted was not within the Options for Discussion, having been dismissed from the process, by National Grid from the outset. This being Sub Sea, up the Bristol Channel to Sea -Banks in Gloucestershire. I have myself submitted my submission to this Infrastructure Commission, outlining this process, of which I and many believe was a Flawed Process, steered by Peter ?? Surname eludes me!! Into a Route that left only the Option that they wanted to promote. Which would see new Higher and Larger Pylons, running up through our Country side, across the Somerset Levels through Mark, and onwards to AOB ( Area of Outstanding Beauty ) on the Mendips. It is quite feasible to put these cables undersea, it is already done all over the world, so although more expensive than overland, not financially excluded. If, it proved to be, then my preferred Option B would be to replace the Overhead Cabling on Pylons, along the existing Route, of the Cables to be Taken down, and where in AOB then the Cabling should be underground. Thus would be less obtrusive, to the residents that live closest, and from an skyline view, not be too intrusive. David L Preece Blue-Owl . Blue Owl
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