Britain’s countryside to be blighted by 300 miles of Electricity Pylons

300 miles of pylons planned to link nuclear power stations and sprawling wind farms into the national grid threaten the peace and tranquillity of the English countryside.

The revised National Policy Statement issued by the Department for Energy and Climate Change in October 2010 did not take a strong stand on over-ground energy pylons. Consequently, countryside areas all over the UK are now faced with the prospect of over 300 new miles of high-voltage power lines and the 150ft metal frames that accompany them.

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