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National Grid says 4500 people attended the last round of public consultation which ended 22 Jan 2010 many asking for more information.
So they have now announced plans to hold a series of events to further explain the background behind the two potential routes connecting the proposed new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. They says they recieved more than 2000 feedback forms, 1100 emails and letters and 100 telephone calls during the last 14 week consultation with around 4500 people attending the 17 public exhibitions. They say its clear many people would like more information on the background to the project and the other connection options which National Grid considered, in particular the alternatives to overhead power lines, such as underground or subsea cables.
National Grid is now planning to publish more information to explain how it arrived at its proposals, and will also provide new opportunities for local people to discuss them with the project team. They will send information to all 37,000 homes within the original consultation area, and hold further briefings to local councils and public information events. Full details of when these events will take place will be announced shortly.
The plans have caused outrage amoung many groups along the proposed route and they have been campaigning hard to get the power company to think again about its plans.