Parish councils have been teaming up to fight the pylons. Cumbrians are increasingly concerned about all the impacts from Moorside. The online poll in the North West Evening Mail under the article “Councils Present United Front Against Pylon Plans” reflects this concern. The Poll asked “What would you prefer?” 6% Said Yes to Pylons; 17% Said Yes to Underground Cables; 7% Said Yes to Offshore Cables and 70% Said No to Moorside. This is remarkable given that media coverage has focussed narrowly on the impacts of the pylons rather than the wider impacts from Moorside itself. We support the councils in opposing the pylons but would suggest that as with all the many damaging impacts from the proposed “biggest nuclear development in Europe”, the pylons are being heavily underestimated.
Radiation Free Lakeland 21st Oct 2016 read more »
John Woodcock, MP for Barrow and Furness, and members of the Power Without Pylons group are jointly hosting a public meeting in Broughton Victory Hall on Friday October 28 from 6.30pm.
NW Evening Mail 19th Oct 2016 read more »
PARISH councils across the area have come together in a groundbreaking move to speak out in a united voice against plans to build pylons along the coast of Cumbria. Twelve parish councils from Seascale to Kirkby and Ireleth have joined forces in an attempt to highlight their concerns about plans to connect power generated from Moorside to the National Grid. Councillors have been fighting long and hard to protect their beloved environment from plans to build 50-metre high pylons across the landscape and have finally joined together to create a powerful alliance.
NW Evening Mail 16th Aug 2016 read more »