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MP fights potential Lakes pylons
5:00pm Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron is continuing his campaign to stop pylons being built through the Lake District National Park as part of the National Grid’s North West Coast Connections Project.
National Grid announced on Tuesday that it wanted to follow an option that would see pylons running north from Sellafield on land, and south either on land or across Morecambe Bay.
Mr Farron is calling on the company to take the Morecambe Bay option, rather than damaging precious landscape along the southern border of the national park.
National Grid began consultations on the plans earlier this year. The next next step will be to assess the two options to identify potential corridors where new infrastructure could be routed.
“If we see large amounts of new cabling and pylons being built across the countryside, it would be a damaging blow to our world class landscape,” said Mr Farron.
“However, if National Grid chooses to take the cables under Morecambe Bay then for not much extra expense they will ensure protection for our landscape and the environment.”