A meeting has been organised by Cllr Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council with Owen Paterson in attendance and also a number of campaigners and interested parties from both sides of the border.
Keith Barrow has said:
“I’m strongly opposed to any plans that would see pylons springing up across large areas of the Shropshire countryside. The pylons would be over 70 metres high, much larger than the ones we see around the county at present, and would have a negative impact on the landscape, on local communities, and on the county’s economy. I urge all like-minded people living in the area to come to this meeting, and help us to demonstrate to National Grid the strength of feeling against these proposals.
“It’s really important that we all – councillors and local people – let National Grid know what we think about their proposals, and I urge everyone living in the affected areas to come along to this meeting to find out more and, more importantly, to let us know what they think.”