2,000 names on anti-pylon petition
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