Environmental campaigners say no to pylons in Cumbria

A group of environmentalists have launched a campaign protesting against the construction of pylons in Cumbria. They are saying no to National Grid’s plans to build 50-metre high pylons to […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A group of environmentalists have launched a campaign protesting against the construction of pylons in Cumbria.

They are saying no to National Grid’s plans to build 50-metre high pylons to run a 400kV powerline through 24km of the Lake District National Park.

The ‘Friends of the Lake District’ campaign group claims they sent a letter to the National Grid explaining their reasons to stop the project and proposes installing power cables underground as an alternative.

It is calling on people to join the group and write to the grid operator, local MPs and government expressing their concerns about the project.

In a statement, the campaigners said: “This is not a case of preventing infrastructure development going ahead. There is an opportunity for everybody to benefit if we can persuade government and National Grid that they can achieve the connection of the power station without compromising the natural beauty of the Lake District.”

ELN has contacted National grid for a comment.