30 October 2005
Campaign to bury proposed transmission line
People have until the 12th December deadline to respond to the Scottish and Southern Energy’s proposal to route a 400 thousand volt overhead line across the Kiltarlity countryside. SSE have proposed that the new route follows near to the existing pylon line through Fanellan and Hughton erected in the 1950s. The Community Council and other opponents of the proposal maintain the new, much larger pylons and high voltage lines will be highly visible throughout the Kiltarlity area, and may, cause a potential health risk, a threat to property prices, and have an adverse effect on wildlife, tourism and recreation. Kiltarlity Community Council has joined forces with the neighbouring community councils, of Beauly, Kilmorack and Kirkhill and with Communities against Pylons to give people throughout the whole Beauly area the opportunity to demand that the line goes underground. Under the banner of Pylon Pressure every household in a wide area around Beauly will receive a brochure setting out the arguments for placing the new line underground as it passes through our well populated and beautiful landscape. Everybody, including children, is entitled to sign the two enclosed post cards, addressed to the Scottish Executive and to Highland Council, whose support for a Public Inquiry is vital.Only a Public Inquiry can examine the case for underground lines properly. Besides signatures, the only thing to be added to each post card is a stamp! For more details go to www.pylonpressure.com (click on external link below)(website launch date November 7th) where you can e-object or alternatively phone the hotline 01463 741903 for information or if you want to help in the campaign.