Priti joins campaigners in voicing opposition to pylons
The Witham MP, Priti Patel, has joined local campaigners at a meeting and demonstration to voice opposition to the plans by National Grid for over 100 miles of overhead powerlines and pylons across the East of England between Norwich and Tilbury. Dozens of concerned residents met at Broad Green and then joined Priti at the King’s Arms on Friday night (14 July 2023) with Rosie Pearson, the Founder of Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk Pylons and Bernard Jenkin MP.
Priti addressed the meeting and called for those present to continue lobbying for National Grid and the Government to scrap the plans for pylons and instead develop an offshore alternative. Speaking afterwards Priti said:
“There’s strong opposition to the plans for pylons from communities and campaigners across the region with serious concerns being raised about the impact and blight that over one hundred miles of overhead power lines will cause. It was great to meet so many people who share these concerns and the power of our campaign and the strength of opposition should be felt at National Grid and in the heart of Government.
“People have come together to fight these plans and work with MPs in the region to press the National Grid and the Government to focus on developing an offshore grid alternative. During the consultation currently taking place, it is vital that residents and businesses affected and concerned respond and lobby the Government directly.
“I have raised these issues with ministers and in Parliament and I will continue to press at every opportunity for the offshore grid to be developed as quickly as possible and for our landscapes and communities to be protected.”
Further information on the push for pylons to be constructed can be found at the weblink: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2023/07/01/pylons-forced-on-public-net-zero-goal-environment/