2,000 names on anti-py­lon pe­ti­tion

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

A GROUP cam­paign­ing against pro­pos­als for new over­head power lines on An­gle­sey gath­ered al­most 2,000 sig­na­tures back­ing their cam­paign at the An­gle­sey Show.

Op­po­nents have been fight­ing the pro­pos­als for a new line of over­head py­lons to con­nect the pro­posed Wylfa Newydd nu­clear plant, as well as other en­ergy schemes.

The Grid has con­sis­tently ar­gued that un­der­ground­ing – the pre­ferred op­tion of An­gle­sey Coun­cil as well as the MP and AM – would cost around £1bn com­pared to around £550m for py­lons, with the line to fol­low broadly the same route as the ex­ist­ing struc­tures.

Ch­eryl Weaver from the group said: “We would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to clar­ify An­gle­sey Says No To Py­lons is pro­mot­ing work for the Is­land and is not against Wylfa.

“An­gle­sey Says No To Py­lons Group would like the Electricity trans­ported of the is­land in a safer way that will not af­fect peo­ple’s health and well­be­ing, de­pre­ci­ate the price of peo­ple’s prop­er­ties, se­ri­ously af­fect tourism, ruin our land­scape and blight our is­land.”

Rhun ap Ior­w­erth AM sign­ing a pe­ti­tion by An­gle­sey Says No To Py­lons

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