A blot on the landscape

CPRE Protect Kent is firmly opposed to any new electricity pylons between Richborough and Canterbury. There are two routes which are currently being proposed in National Grids consultation. These routes would both likely to traverse open countryside in many places, and we find this unacceptable in 2013. Whilst one of the proposed routes would largely follow, and could replace, the existing pylons, CPRE Protect Kent believe that it is time National Grid started to invest in infrastructure for the future, rather than using this mode of transmission which blights our beautiful landscapes.pylons2

The new connection from Richborough through to Canterbury is likely to cut across some truly beautiful open countryside and we must ensure that this area is safeguarded against this type of inappropriate development. There are a number of reasons for objecting to this new proposed line of pylons in this area and we should all fight to ensure that our countryside is preserved for future generations, especially, when as in this case, there is another viable option. We would urge the public to respond to the consultation so that we can make sure these pylon plans are altered so that we might preserve our countryside for future generations.

A range of community consultation events have been planned. The details of these are below and we would encourage members of the public to attend and argue for undergrounding of the proposed pylons.

Date Venue Opening time for the public
Wed 26 June Chislet Centre 2pm – 7pm
Thurs 27 June Monkton Village Hall 2pm – 8pm
Fri 28 June Broad Oak Village Hall 2pm – 8pm
Sat 29 June Ash Village Hall 10am – 4pm
Thurs 4 July BayPoint Leisure Centre, Richborough 2pm – 8pm
Fri 5 July Hersden Community Centre 2pm – 8pm
Sat 6 July St Stephen’s Church Hall, Canterbury 10am – 4pm
Mon 8 July Sturry Social Centre 2pm – 8pm
Sat 13 July Wickhambreaux Village Hall 10am – 4pm

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