May 22 2013 Latest news:
A ‘summit’ meeting over highly-controversial proposals which could see pylons towering over the Broads has been described as “positive and constructive”.
Highly-controversial proposals which could see pylons towering over the Broads are to be the subject of a key ‘summit’ meeting in Norfolk.
The minister for planning has hit out at “ugly pylons” which he said people would not want to see “march across the landscape” after hearing how the structures could be built across the Norfolk Broads.
If you have visited Great Yarmouth, you have already seen his “gallery” of work.
It is a campaign that has galvanised the whole community from schoolchildren to pensioners who have lived in the Broads all their life.
District councillors gave their overwhelming backing to a campaign against giant electricity pylons in Norfolk and Suffolk, amid concerns about a potential route to bring offshore energy ashore.
The shadow secretary for energy and climate change has said it is vital the views of Norfolk and Suffolk people are listened to over controversial suggestions which could see pylons built through parts of the Broads.
Strolling along the bank at Waveney River Centre all you can see beneath the big sky is miles of marshland.
Sweeping the marshes with his binoculars, RSPB warden Tim Strudwick is keen to highlight how the broad open landscape enhances Strumpshaw Fen’s magical attraction.
It is a timeless, magical landscape immortalised by generations of artists.
Artist David Dane has painted the Broads in all its moods and seasons through four decades and is adamant that interrupting its views with giant pylons would be “sacrilege”.
Campaigners fearing the “destruction” of Norfolk’s tranquil Broads by power lines serving offshore windfarms last night launched a fight for the cables to be placed underground.