Public meeting on controversial pylons scheme
ANGER over plans to install a new row of overhead pylons on Anglesey will see a public meeting held on the island.
On September 7, the Planning Inspectorate received the National Grid’s application to link the planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant and marine energy developments in the Irish Sea with the main electricity network.
The plans have raised concern over the impact on tourism and well-being, with a campaign calling for the cables to be underground instead.
The Grid says undergrounding would cost around £1bn compared to around £550m for pylons.
Speakers at the meeting, at Ysgol David Hughes this Friday, will include Albert Owen MP and Rhun ap Iorwerth AM, with both having made clear their opposition to the pylons, as well as Conservative AM Mark Isherwood.
Cllr Ieuan Williams will speak on behalf of Anglesey Council, which has passed a motion condemning the Grid for not meeting members and failing to provide enough information about plans for a £100m tunnel under the Menai Strait.
According to the “Anglesey Says No to Pylons” group, which is arranging the meeting, information will also be provided on how to formally object to the proposals via the Planning Inspectorate which will be tasked with making a recommendation to the Secretary of State.
The meeting is at Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge, on Friday at 7:30pm.